West Central Indiana Stopover

Although we feel that home is where you park it, our official address remains in the southern hills of Indiana. For this holiday weekend, we took a short road trip to west central Indiana near Covington, Indiana. While we are boondocking at a family member’s farm, I would highly recommend the campgrounds down at Turkey Run State Park for anyone looking for a full service facility.

If you are traveling along I-74 west of Indianapolis towards Illinois, you should include a culinary stop at The Beef House located at Exit 2, the junction of SR 63. They are famous for the homemade yeast rolls made there, juicy steaks and freshly prepared salad bar. The kid’s menu has more than the usual fare and can also include the salad bar for healthy eaters. Menu prices are on the higher end but it’s definately worth the stop.

If you are looking for a more reasonable approach to any of the three meals of the day, check out the Apple Tree Restaurant at the Junction of US 41 and SR 136, also right off I-74 at Veedersburg, Indiana. You’ll find a family-style restaurant with an extensive menu for fare sure to please the entire family. Menu prices are below the average in our experience and the food was great!

Final stop on the area’s must-see list is a trip to Turkey Run State Park. Hiking, horse-back riding, canoeing, and swimming are activities we have taken in while there. The Nature Center at the park is open daily and offers a great learning resource. Our favorite hiking trail in the park is Trail #3 which includes ladders in parts of the rugged footpath. The campground offers all kinds of sites from primitive to full service hook-ups. There’s also an inn there and a restaurant with a gift shop. You’ll find this park nestled along SR 47 just east of the junction of US 41.


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