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Couples, Reconnect and Recharge in Huntington County!

Why not plan a weekend getaway with your honey to enjoy a slower pace and unplug for a few days. Get back to nature, kick back and find some hidden gems along the way! Here's a list of our favorite stops.

Forks of the Wabash Trail

Explore two and a half miles of riverside trails to enjoy tranquility and beauty of the Wabash and Little Rivers. An area favorite! The trail passes by the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park and follows the route of the old Erie Canal, reminding us all of the tremendous history of this area and the importance of the rivers. Cross the suspension bridge for spectacular river views and unpaved trail.

Trail head and parking are located just off of West Park Drive near the intersection of US 24 and 9 on the West side of Huntington.


Sunken Gardens

The Sunken Gardens are located at Memorial Park just off West Park Drive, just a short drive from Downtown Huntington. Parking is available just west of the gardens or across the street. Just follow the path from the parking lot to the stairs and enjoy the overhead views as you descend the historic staircase. Tip: For anyone needing to avoid the stairs, we recommend that you use the parking across the street and enter the gardens via the short tunnel.

Take some time to walk around and maybe bring a picnic lunch so that you can enjoy your time at Sunken Gardens. Enjoy the beautiful fountains, rock walls and a gazebo. If you have time, Memorial Park also features the inspiring Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, frisbee golf course, basketball area, tennis courts, picnic pavilion, scenic walking trails that encircle a large pond (formerly fish hatcheries).

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Blood Root Trail at Salamonie Lake DNR

This DNR State Park property features one of the top ten largest lakes in the state and in addition to camping, fishing, boating, swimming etc., they have several scenic hiking routes from the Turkey Cove Trail that is .4 mile up to the 13 mile Blood Root trail and several in between. Head out for an afternoon or a fun multi-day camping trip.


Evergreen Park

Head to the outskirts of town to enjoy this one mile paved trail at Evergreen Park. Walk among the wildflowers and take a moment to pause and enjoy overhead views of the Wabash River.

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Little River Trail and Erie Rail Trail

Grab some lunch in downtown Huntington and head out a leisurely stroll along the Little River via the Little River Trail that begins at Schenkel Station on West State Street. Free parking available. Take in the views from the Erie Trail Bridge and continue your walk along city walkways including Erie Trail and Old US24 Trail to Lake Clare. Trails are bike and pet friendly.

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From a bluff high above, couples can enjoy a splendid view of the winding Wabash River. There is an abundance of life along the river and on the land above — beech and maple trees, sycamores and willows, and a variety of birds and wildflowers. Adventure along 1.1 miles of hiking trails and 39 acres of land. Just a short drive from Downtown Huntington and close to casual dining options.

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