Indiana: Hoosier Outdoor Experience, Sept. 17-18, is free and easy

More than 50 outdoor activities, parking, on-site transportation
and admission are free at the 3rd annual Hoosier Outdoor Experience
this Saturday and Sunday at Fort Harrison State Park in

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Here’s more on logistics of an event that drew more than 18,400
people last year. More details are at

– PARKING: All vehicle traffic will be directed to the Maj. Gen.
E.J. Bean Finance Center lot east of 56th Street and Post Road. For
online mapping, input the intersection of Herbert Lord Road and
North Post Road as the destination. Vehicle access to the park is
restricted to allow for maximum enjoyment and pedestrian

– SHUTTLE SERVICES: Buses will provide visitors with free
roundtrip transportation between the Bean Finance Center and the
park. An accessible bus also will be available at the Bean Finance
Center. Indiana State Fair trolleys will be available in the park
to shuttle participants between activity venues.

– LAST MINUTE DECISIONS: Advance registration is requested
( but walk-ups are welcome.

– NO CHARGE: There is no fee to enter the park or for any of the
activities. All equipment for the activities is provided.

– FOOD & DRINK: Reasonably priced food and soft drinks will
be available from vendors. Participants may bring their own food
and soft drinks. Coolers can be left at participants’ own risk near
the event welcome center. Coolers are permitted on the buses and

– CITY BUS: IndyGo Route 4 runs to and from Fort Harrison State
Park for its usual fee on Saturday only.

– BIKING/WALKING: Bicyclists and walkers are encouraged to enter
through the park’s service entrance on Glenn Road from 56th Street.
Free, supervised racks will be available for bicycle parking.

– NO PETS: Pets are not permitted.

– DRESS: Wear clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor
activities. Canoe or kayak participants should expect shoes to get

– WEATHER: Outdoors people are a hardy bunch that often
participates in their favorite activities regardless of weather.
However, if extreme weather requires cancellation of the Hoosier
Outdoor Experience, notification will be posted as soon as possible
on, and the Hoosier Outdoor
Experience’s Facebook page and Twitter.

The Hoosier Outdoor Experience is presented by the DNR and the
Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. The goal is to introduce
people to outdoor activities they may have never tried.


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