Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2014

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March/April 2014 • 30 W e all know that South- ern Indiana is a gem, but spring break might even be a chance for its residents to get out of their normal routines and visit some places they might not normally see while enjoying some much-needed fam- ily time. From historic sites to scenic trails to great food, this is in no way a compre- hensive list of everything there is to do — but merely a small sampling of some of the best our area has to ofer. Go explore! Food and Drink Some of the best day trips are those that involve great food and drinks at res- taurants of the beaten path. Wherever you live, consider fnding a cool restau- rant a few counties away and making an afternoon or evening of the visit. Besides experiencing new food and a new town, it's often the sites to be seen along the way that make the trip a special treat. So whether you live in Jefersonville and take a road trip to Historic Down- town Corydon or live in Paoli and spend a day in New Albany, you'll enjoy taking in the uniquely local sites, shops, and foods of another great Southern Indiana town. If you're looking to fll a day or evening, get out a local map and pick a destination! Here are some of our favorites food destinations and some other activities to help you digest your meal. The Overlook & Walter's Pub 1153 West State Road 62, Leavenworth www.theoverlook.com Enjoy great food and unparalleled views of the Ohio River's horseshoe bend. For a more casual atmosphere, try Walter's Pub downstairs. It features piz- za, wings, sandwiches, and a great selec- tion of beer and premium liquors. Before or after your scenic bite, stop by Stephenson's General Store and step back in time. Just a few hundred yards down the road from The Overlook, this old-fashioned general store features all kinds of nostalgic gifts and candies. And they have great ice cream too! Up for an adventure? Marengo Cave (www.marengocave.com) is only about 15 minutes away! After enjoying the soar- ing views of the Ohio River with lunch, you can enjoy the breathtaking sights of this premier cave's beautiful formations on guided tours. Leavenworth also is on 302-mile long Ohio River Scenic Byway (see sidebar on next page). Emery's Premium Ice Cream 118 West Walnut Street, Corydon www.emerysicecream.com An old fash- ioned soda- shop with great ice cream, foats, shakes, Amish chocolates, nos- talgic candies and more. Once you have satisfed your sweet tooth, take a short walk to a history les- son on the square to see Indiana's First State Capitol. You can also check out the many cool shops surrounding the area, and even take in a live stage pro- duction at the Hayswood Theatre (www. hayswoodtheatre.org) or a pint of freshly // Stay in town We have your local spring break itineraries covered: stay local, fnd adventure, save money! French Lick Resort has something for everyone — including picturesque golfng. See page 32 for more information. Pictured on page 29 is French Lick Resort. Photos courtest French Lick & West Baden. MarchApril 2014.indd 30 2/23/14 8:43 PM

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