As the website Only In Your State asserts, “You don’t have to be a Hobbit or live in Tolkien’s realm of fantasy to experience the fantastical wilderness known as Middle Earth. That’s because “Middle Earth” is right here in Indiana on the trails at Turkey Run State Park.” This spectacular park contains ravines, waterfalls, canyons, and sandstone gorges that are up to 600 million years old. There are 11 hiking trails that allow visitors to explore this gorgeous landscape. Park goers can also participate in camping, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding. Additionally, the park contains an Olympic size swimming pool, a Nature Center, and a picnic area.
Turkey Run is open from 7am to 11pm. Entrance fees vary and can be found at: http://www.indianaoutfitters.com/state_park/entrance_fees.html
More information about Turkey Run State Park can be found at: https://www.turkeyrunstatepark.com/