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Little boy snow sledding

We’d like to know that the long-range forecast for Indianapolis has determined that we will become a midwestern Wonderland filled with puffy snow drifts and idyllic scenes. However, that’s not what is popping up on the weather app. Instead, we are graced with days in the mid-thirties. Indianapolis: Embrace that indoor coziness but take advantage of temperate climates and get outside. It’s time to move it, move it.

Outdoor Escapades

Embrace the winter months by stepping into the great outdoors. The Ice Rink at Holliday Park is a must-visit. Lace up your skates and glide across the ice, enjoying the magical ambiance. The park’s picturesque setting adds an extra charm to the skating experience. It’s perfect for a family outing or a romantic date night under the stars. Or would you would rather go downtown? The new rink at Bicentennial Unity Plaza — right next to Gainbridge Fieldhouse—is the perfect destination, too. Or you can travel north to Carmel and enjoy the Ice Rink at Carter Green next to The Palladium. In all cases, check the websites for specific details about hours and pre-sale tickets. Craving something more substantial? Consider Pokagon State Park. It might be a little far for a day trip but so worth the drive to see the smiles and screams of delight as your family and friends fly down the toboggan run.

Take a Ride on the Pokagon State Park Toboggan

Adventures on Foot

For those seeking adventure that does not require skill or speed, consider a visit to Fort Harrison State Park. Hiking through snow-covered trails or enjoying a peaceful afternoon of birdwatching can be a serene way to connect with nature during the winter months. On the other side of town, the 16-miles of trails at Eagle Creek Park also call your name. And if there’s every enough snow, it’s the perfect spot for cross country skiing. Another option is the Indianapolis Canal Walk which offers an urban experience as its walkways connect to a picturesque setting for strolls, bike rides (weather permitting). Lined with public art and connecting to attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park, it’s a charming outdoor spot.

Indoor Delights

When the chilly winds call for indoor warmth, Indianapolis has a plethora of activities to offer. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a treasure trove of entertainment for families. From interactive exhibits to educational programs, it’s a haven for curious minds.

Looking for a cozy date night or a fun evening with friends? Visit the Indy Winter Farmers Market. It’s an indoor marketplace featuring local vendors offering fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delectable treats. It’s a delightful way to support local businesses while savoring the best of the season’s offerings. The Garage is also a popular destination. You can spend a whole day eating, shopping, watching a movie, and playing duckpin bowling. Planned well, you might not even need your coat! The Indiana State Museum is another indoor gem. Dive into captivating exhibits that showcase the state’s history, art, and culture. It’s an enriching experience for all ages and a great destination when strolling the Canal. Or you can hop in the car and go outside of Indianapolis to continue your strolling. Consider the offerings from ISM like the one in New Harmony, Indiana that takes that you to the four corners of our state as we investigate who we are as Hoosiers. What a good reason for a day trip!

Indianapolis in winter is a tapestry? Maybe this year. Maybe not. But always there are experiences waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures to get your family moving or cozy indoor activities, the city offers an array of options for everyone. From family-friendly outings to romantic escapades, embrace the season’s charm by indulging in our local delights. With a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, Indianapolis ensures that the winter months are filled with warmth, joy, and unforgettable moments for the community to cherish. 

The Yosha Snyder Group understands the both the value of burrowing in and also the need to get moving. If you are ready to talk about your next phase, we are ready to help.

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