“Madison Indiana Tourism”

Two months from now the woods and canyons that surround Madison Indiana will transform from the dark bleak environment that we have lived with for the last few months, into a display of color and fragrance that makes it hard to even believe that it is the same area that we live in.

I still believe that this part of Southeastern Indiana with it’s many waterfalls and unique geographic features is the most under utilized area for tourism in the Midwest, I have traveled and hiked some of the other destinations in the East and this area is definitely right near the top for natural beauty.

With the beautiful hardwood gorges and 25 waterfalls 30 feet or bigger, the day hiker could go afield for many days just to witness the natural geographic wonders that lie in our own backyard.

And every spring these tree lined canyons explode with a display of wildflowers that rivals even the beautiful blooms of the Great Smoky and Appalachian Mountains, the only problem is I may be the only person singing the praises of this hidden gem we live in, for me personally that might be a good thing but in terms of economic and tourism dollars it’s not so good.

Clifty Falls State Park puts on a few nice walks thru the park in the spring but the area around the park is definitely being underutilized  and some sort of  leadership from city and state government needs to step up and promote the beauty that surrounds us here in Madison.

But if local government can’t get the job rolling maybe it’s time for the people in the private sector to take it into their hands and get the ball rolling and then maybe it would get noticed by someone higher up in the food chain and then we could give an already beautiful and Historic Madison another piece in the economic game of tourism dollars !!

Thanks for listening to my rant and here are just a couple of the beautiful examples of the area we call home !



6 thoughts on ““Madison Indiana Tourism”

  1. BoJo Photo

    Awesome pictures Bernie and very good point. Cloudland Canyon near me has been revitalized the last few years trail wise and it has regained a lot of its interest. It is bigger than ever as some of the part I helped survey when I was with Wardlaw Surveying is being opened up.

    People definitely need to know about such gorgeous natural wonders.

  2. montucky

    Great photos, Bernie! The same may be true of many places across the country. I know there are many very pretty areas near here that don’t get much attention at all because people come to see Glacier or Yellowstone. Personally, I like the smaller, more hidden areas better than the more well known attractions because they are more intimate and actually more natural.

  3. Heather

    Wonderful photos! I live directly opposite you in northwest IN. Other than Clifty Falls, are there other parks that you would recommend? I was just pondering somewhere to go in the spring to take pictures and came across your site. Thanks so much for any help!


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