The Great Outdoors
Whether you want to hike, bike, boat, fish, canoe, water-ski, swim, spelunk, or just relax and admire nature, you can do it in or near Bloomington. Parks and pools are sprinkled throughout town. Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, is a few miles to the southeast, and Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is just north of town. If state and national parks are your thing, check out the 200,000-acre Hoosier National Forest, with its more than 230 miles of trails. Just to the east, rustic Brown County has a state park and, in the autumn, breathtaking views of the leaves as they change color.