Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More

Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More Parks Along the Riverfront

Falls of Ohio State Park is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana. This unique park is known for its extensive fossil beds, which date back to the Devonian period, around 390 million years ago. Visitors can explore the fossil-rich limestone outcrops, participate in educational programs, and enjoy the scenic river views.

Exploring the beautiful countryside is a lovely addition to any getaway to Louisville and the neighboring small towns. The Falls of Ohio State Park is just one great location to explore the beauty of the river and get a glimpse of these ancient rock formations. At the interpretative center, you can partake in educational seminars, take guided tours, and explore the exhibits and displays at the museum.

For those looking to get away for a weekend or planning an extended vacation to explore this area where Kentucky and Indiana meet, our Louisville bed and breakfast is an excellent homebase. The Pepin Mansion is located just over the bridge in New Albany, it's a hidden gem, offering couples a quiet retreat with stunning architecture. Our Inn is located on Mansion Row, so you'll be surrounded by these impressive houses during your stay. Book your room today!

Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More Parks Along the Riverfront

Falls of Ohio State Park & More

For those who enjoy adding a little outdoor adventure to your vacations, Louisville and the surrounding areas offer many great nature areas, forests, and state parks for hiking, biking, picnics, and relaxing. The Falls of Ohio State Park is a fantastic place to start, but you'll find a long list of stops to add to your itinerary for fresh air, birdwatching, and stretching your legs out in the countryside. After all, Louisville is known as the "City of Parks."

Check out these parks during your stay:

  1. Falls of Ohio State Park: The park's diverse habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, and riverbanks, provide excellent opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and exploring the natural beauty of the Ohio River. Additionally, the state-of-the-art interpretive center enhances the experience with educational exhibits on geology, wildlife, and local history.
  2. Iroquois Park: An urban park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted featuring scenic woodlands, rolling hills, and stunning views from the summit of Iroquois Hill. The park offers various recreational activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.
  3. Cherokee Park: This park has over 409 acres of rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands also designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
  4. Shawnee Park: Also a part of the Olmsted portfolio, this local park in Louisville is home to historic battlefields, a golf course, nature trails, and more.
  5. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest: This amazing forest is home to the famed artist Thomas Dambo, where you'll find three of his Forest Giants along the trail. These impressive sculptures are made from all organic materials and will be a highlight of your explorations.
  6. Jefferson Memorial Forest: The forest has approximately 6,600 acres of steep slopes covered with mature, second-growth hardwood trees. Trails weave in and out of these beautiful trees.
  7. Campbell Woodland Nature Trails: Just a few minutes from our Louisville bed and breakfast, this collection of nature trails is a lovely outdoor space to clear your head and relax.

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Stay at Our Louisville Bed and Breakfast

The Pepin Mansion, located in New Albany, Indiana, is a beautifully restored 1851 Antebellum mansion just minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Nestled in the historic Mansion Row district, the mansion offers a glimpse into the grandeur of the past while providing modern comforts. Its prime location makes it ideal for exploring both New Albany and Louisville, and places like the Falls of Ohio State Park.

Staying at The Pepin Mansion is a luxurious experience with its elegantly appointed guest rooms. Each room features comfortable beds with luxury linens, cable TV, and WiFi. Guests can also enjoy a delicious breakfast served daily. The blend of historic charm and modern amenities ensures a comfortable and memorable stay.

Our Louisville bed and breakfast is also a fantastic Southern Indiana venue for weddings. The mansion's majestic painted ceilings, crown moldings, and original woodwork create a stunning backdrop for any event. With a variety of wedding packages available, couples can choose the perfect setting for their special day, from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions. The mansion's elegance and historic charm make it a premier choice for weddings and special events. Start planning and book your room today!

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Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More, Pepin Mansion
Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More, Pepin Mansion
Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More, Pepin Mansion
Explore the Falls of Ohio State Park & More, Pepin Mansion