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Old 09-27-2014, 11:04 PM
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Leaf Looking Tour Indy to Tell City - Any Tips

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Starting planning a trip to take in the changing leaves (hopefully with the top down). Does anyone have any must drive roads between Indy and Tell City?

My wife is really into photography and we are going to take a weekend trip down to Tell City and back and just want to make sure we can take in the fall colors and enjoy some great scenery. Some of the places we hope to stop and check are: 1) Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower; 2) Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest Trail; 3) Hemlock Cliffs Trail; 4) Buzzard Roost Trail. 5) West Baden Springs Hotel/French Lick. Some of the roads I am sure we will drive on are: Hwy 67 down to Bloomington; Hwy 37 to Tell City; Ohio River Historical Route Hwy 66; Hwy 135 up to Nashville; Hwy 145 north. Hwy 135 to Nashville. May add Hwy 446 across Lake Monroe. What cool roads am I leaving off that off the beaten path that would give some great photo ops?

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135 South from Brown County (Nashville) down to Story Indiana is some great scenic roads. Mostly bikes and sports cars hit that spot, but still good viewing from any type of car. Also, the Story Inn is a great place to grab a bite and to take a break on a cruise.

Big Woods Brewing is also a good spot to grab a beer and a snack while in Nashville.

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You mention West Baden, depending on when you are going West Baden is having their Jeep Jamboree I think the second week of October, for what it's worth.
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I would have to say Rockport to Dear creek about a mile or two past the gates on the river. Its a great drive, short but beautiful with the rocks on one side and the Ohio river on the other. that would keep you on 66 also.
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You mention West Baden, depending on when you are going West Baden is having their Jeep Jamboree I think the second week of October, for what it's worth.
How can I find out more. I will be leaving 10/10 to 10/12.
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OK found the information. Here is the link http://www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/wp-co...-Lick-2014.pdf. Its Oct 3/4th. Can't do that time. Maybe next year.
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145 S outa French Lick would take you right across Patoka Lake - really nice! Scenic Route 66 along the Ohio River would b a good one too. We have drove those routes bfore and enjoyed them. Just make sure you have a full tank of gas because there are few gas stations along the way. You'll see Possum Junction and Buzzard Roost along the way. You might hear banjo music too. lol. Leaves are still green down there as I type. We did see a few starting to turn down there (Ohio River & Brown County State Park) but we have more color up here right now. Enjoy!
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my wife's family lives north of Tell City, love the country down there, Especially the Colorful fall. I have never took the backroads down, (didn't have the jeep then) but just about anyway you go has some great views.
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Thanks for all of the feedback. Last minute decided to go up to Michigan. They had great color and no rain. Add on top some simple doubletrack seasonal roads and trails to tool around on. Really liked it up there and put 500 miles just driving around back country roads and trails taking pics. Would highly recommend the area for some really easy trails and really nice people.

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