FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - Ready for warmer weather? They are in Franklin County, Indiana. Come experience everything it has to offer. Whether you’re looking for adventure, history, music, entertainment or just a little relaxation, that area has it all!
Looking forward to enjoying the spring and summer outdoors? Franklin County offers fishing, boating, zip lining, canoeing, rafting, paddle boarding, pickle ball, an ATV and motocross track, horseback riding, and beautiful hiking trails. Or, you can just kick back, relax, and sink your toes in the sand and soak up the sun.
Love fishing? Franklin County will be hosting The Bass Federation 2019 Indiana High School Anglers Championship again this year, along with several other fishing tournaments! Throw your line in the water and catch plenty of catfish, walleye, bass, and trout at Brookville Lake or on Whitewater River.
Looking for a historical adventure? Visit the Pre-Civil War Canal town, which features the only known wooden Aqueduct still in operation. Take a horse drawn canal boat tour through this one-of-a-kind structure. You can also enjoy a leisurely train ride through the country side to see the locks, explore a Grist Mill in action, and discover the ample historical markers present throughout the county. Did you know that one of the oldest churches in Indiana can be found in Franklin County? And, it’s still sitting on its original foundation! Take a short, scenic drive, and on the horizon, you will see the Village of Spires - a little German village, also known as Oldenburg - appear before your eyes. Oldenburg will transport you to Germany with its architecture and authentic German influences. Don’t worry, signs are in German and English! Enjoy the fabulous food, brick street, markets and shops for you to find that perfect antique or German attire.
Want to experience the arts and entertainment? You never know what you will find in Franklin County! From amazing festivals, like Canoefest, Freudenfest, Antique Machinery Show, Quilt Show, Canal Days, Haunted Village, Old Fashioned Christmas Walk, to live theater and music. Visit one of its many artisans to craft your own beautiful, ceramic keepsake or even join in on one of the many painting classes held throughout the county. And, don’t forget to bring along that guitar because you never know when a “jam” session will break out! No pressure though – feel free to just relax and enjoy the music.
Have you ever dreamed of interacting with one of nature’s most powerful and reclusive creatures? At the local wolf sanctuary, you can cozy right up to a wolf in its habitat. If you’re not up for that, sit back and observe these magnificent creatures from a distance. Either way, you’re in for an experience you will never forget!
Looking for an unparalleled shopping experience? Explore Franklin County's unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else. From artisan shops, a huge flea market, and antique shops to quaint boutiques, you will not leave empty-handed.
Want to make it an overnight trip? There are amazing accommodations! There are a variety of hotels, inns, cabins, and beautiful B&B’s that guarantee you will find just what you’re looking for.
As for the food? Franklin County has a wide variety of options to satisfy every palette. Kick back in its restaurants, listen to some live music, and enjoy wood-fired pizzas, yummy pastas, freshly smoked pork, chicken, steaks, and burgers. Dig into Mexican, German, Chinese, and English fare, or satisfy that sweet tooth with homemade ice cream and desserts. There's a little of everything in the quaint communities.
Need help planning your trip to Franklin County, Indiana? Call today at 1-866-647-6555!
Information courtesy Franklin County, Ind.