We invite you to come experience Northern Parke County where you can walk wooded wonderlands of virgin forests, marvel over magnificent sandstone ravines, descend canyons of untouched geological formations and experience a piece of Indiana that time has carefully molded and that has been left virtually untouched by the modern world.
Steer your course to Up the Creek Boat-ique’ and be delighted at the unique décor, great food and, best of all, an attitude from a different latitude. Started in 2000 as a small campstore and convenience store, Up the Creek has evolved into a restaurant well known for its great and varied menu.
I didn’t know my grandmothers, but I like to think they would have lived in a home just like Karen and John Stutler’s Turkey Hill Farm Antiques and Uniques. Located down a gravel lane surrounded by fields, 1⁄4 mile south off US 47 on Marshall Road, this gem is easy to find.
After a full day of covered bridge shopping, Peaceful Waters Campground offers you a relaxing way to spend your free time. Whether you like boating, fishing in a stocked pond, or just enjoying each others fellowship around a crackling fire watching the night stars, this campground offers it all. And if you are still ready to “shop till you drop”, you’ll find plenty of opportunity right here with quality artists’ wares from which to choose.
Just six miles North of Rockville, Indiana in Parke County, you will find the Bloomin’ Barn tucked away in wooded seclusion. You will notice the uniqueness of the Barn as you approach it down the winding lane just off US 41.
On your visit to the Barn you will meet the owner Greg Bryant. Greg has been in the antique business since 1969. He opened his first shop behind his parents house in Bloomingdale. This is how the name Bloomin’ Barn originated.
The Parke County area’s abundant wildlife makes it a popular spot for sportsmen of all types for fishing, deer and turkey hunting. Duane Pearson, a native of Marshall and graduate of Turkey Run High School is the owner of Pearson Sports.
He’s owned his shop for thirty-two years. Pearson Sports began in 1985 and in 1995 he moved to a new spacious location.
During the Wisconsinan glaciation period, glaciers were sitting right on Central Indiana. With the melting of the glaciers, very unique topography was created including large hills and sandstone bluffs. In the 1800’s settlers started their journey West. With this movement, towns and mills were created along what is now known as Sugar Creek.
Clements Canoes Outdoor Center has been offering the finest in outdoor recreation on Sugar Creek since 1960. Only 15-miles south of Crawfordsville, Clements Canoes Outdoor Center is located at Deer’s Mill Covered Bridge next to Shades State Park. Experience the natural beauty and inspiration of historic Sugar Creek as you paddle a canoe, fish from a kayak, or just float in a tube. Whether you seek the thrill of a whitewater trip, a scenic trip complete with deep canyons and covered bridges, a leisure trip with time to picnic and play, or an adventurous overnight trip.