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Ground Still Wet? Visit an Indiana Landmark

Ground Still Wet? Visit an Indiana Landmark
This is a good day to head to a state park if you can't work in the field.

Indiana is fast becoming a land of two worlds when it comes to crops this year. The northern third-to-half of the state has found the opportunity to get most of their crops in and growing. Many people in the southern half, at least, are still fighting to finish planting and get caught up.

If it's still wet on Memorial Day, or if you are lucky enough to be ahead of the game, consider taking a break and heading to a state park. It's a good way to take your mind off crop woes, or to take a much-deserved break if your crops are in the ground.

Visit a park: This covered bridge at the entrance to Versailles State Park also leads to the town of Versailles, located close to the park.

One possibility is the Versailles State Park, located just outside of Versailles. In fact, a county road with a covered bridge enters into the park near the front gate and also leads back to town.

This particular park offers lots of wooded areas for camping and hiking, plus bodies of water for other forms of recreation. There are also facilities used for educational activities with visitors. Times for those activities are variable during the day.

There is plenty of picnic space available as well. The park is only about an hour and a half drive from Indianapolis or about 45 minutes from Columbus. You can access it using state roads.

The terrain is much flatter than in some of the other parks, including Brown County State Park, largely because the land surrounding the park is mostly flat and often has wet soils. It's a unique park and would make a special getaway if you can break away from the farm today, either because you're caught up or it's too wet to work.

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