March is our county’s birthday! What better way to celebrate Hancock County than to enjoy all this community has to offer its residents? If you need a jumping off point, we have some great ideas for you and your family. And remember, the celebration starts this month, but it goes all year long thanks to all of the fun places to go and sights to see. So check off these bucket list faves to enjoy the best of Hancock County! 

Springtime fun

  1. Wander through the Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve hunting for mushrooms and spring blooms 
  2. Treat yourself at Brew 52 in New Pal 
  3. Grab some delicious local brew at Taxman in Fortville 
  4. Join a Sip and Paint event at Studio 309 in Fortville 
  5. Take a tour of the Riley Boyhood Home and Museum  
  6. Take in a show at the Ten West Community Center for the Arts in Fortville 
  7. Hike through Thornwood Nature Preserve to catch migrating birds 
  8. Grab an ice cream treat at The Mug in Greenfield 
  9. Treat your winterized skin at one of the fabulous local spas, such as Salon De’Elegance or A Focused Touch 
  10. Parade your furry friend at Mutts on Main 
  11. Hunt for Easter Eggs in one of Hancock County’s many family-friendly events 

The best of summer

  1. Golf a round at the Hawk’s Tail, Arrowhead or Links 
  2. Head to the fairgrounds for 4H fun 
  3. Stroll through Mary Moore Park 
  4. Take a family staycation at KOA Holiday in Greenfield 
  5. Spend a night under the stars with fun family activities at S&H Campground in Greenfield 
  6. Get a scrimmage together and head to the McCordsville Sports Park 
  7. Run through wide open spaces at Brandywine Park 
  8. Go for a dip at Riley Park or a take a run through the splash pad 
  9. Check out the many different ecological landscapes at Beckenholdt, including wetlands, a prairie, grasslands and more 
  10. Meet up with the gang for a round at Scarlett Lane Brewing in McCordsville 
  11. Send the kids off for some fun at Nameless Creek Youth Camp 
  12. Peruse the Hancock County Farmer’s Market for fresh, local produce and other goodies 
  13. Join the fun of the Hancock Flat 50 
  14. Take a tour of Greenfield’s mural art 
  15. Visit the Tuttle Orchards farm store at the height of the growing season for some seriously local produce 
  16. Enjoy 4th of July firework fun all around Hancock County 

Glorious fall

  1. Visit the Sugar Creek Township Park and Veteran’s Memorial
  2. Watch for changing leaves at the Fortville Memorial Park 
  3. Wander through the spooky Riley Museum Gardens during the Jack-O-Lantern exhibit 
  4. Cozy up with a pint at Wooden Bear Brewing 
  5. Enjoy a day of insane fun with the whole family at That Fun Place in Greenfield 
  6. Celebrate Riley Festival in October with poetry, art, music, food, parades and more 
  7. Grab your apples and pumpkins at Tuttle Orchards 
  8. Get your hot cocoa and enjoy a board game with friends at Hitherto in Greenfield 
  9. Visit the Hancock County Historical Society 
  10. Take a hike along Pennsy Trail to catch the beautiful changing colors of fall leaves 
  11. Trick or Treat, Trunk or Treat and eat your way through a whole bunch of candy with all of Hancock County’s Halloween events 
  12. Visit Lark Ranch in Greenfield for some of the best Midwestern family fun 

Winter magic

  1. Legacy cinema in Greenfield for a bit of movie magic 
  2. H.J. Rick’s Center for the Arts for movies, music and other performances 
  3. Take a winter stroll on Pennsy Trail to see the Christmas Lights 
  4. Challenge the whole family to a game of bowling at Strike Force Lanes 
  5. Volunteer at a local nonprofit such as Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen or Hope House 
  6. Sledding at Riley Park 
  7. Take in the magic of the season at Fortville Winter Fest 
  8. Enjoy the winter farmer’s market at the Hancock County Fairgrounds 
  9. Keep moving, even when its cold outside, by heading to your local Hancock Wellness Center for a fun group exercise class 
  10. Cozy up with a book at the Hancock County Public Library 
  11. Head out to Piney Acres for the perfect Christmas tree 

Have fun celebrating Hancock County and make sure to tag us on social at #WhyGreenfield with pictures of your fun and memorable moments!