Great scenery, outdoor adventures and cultural pursuits make this city a fascinating destination. Hike, waterski, spot wildlife and dance at open-air concerts.
Spend some vacation time in Fishers, a small city and suburb of Indianapolis. With its many parks, trails, greenways and reservoir, this is a great place to come for activities and adventures amid Indiana's great outdoors.
Get some exercise with a walk, brisk hike or bike ride along some of the city's 104 miles (167 kilometers) of nature and multi-use trails. They pass by numerous parks, including Fishers Pocket Park, Heritage Meadows Park and Flat Fork Creek Park, which features a fishing pond, tree houses and a sledding hill.
For aquatic pursuits such as waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking, head to the Geist Reservoir, one of the largest man-made lakes in Indiana.
Drive about 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of the city to Fort Harrison State Park. Navigate its easy, moderate and difficult hiking trails. During the winter, go sledding, cross-country skiing or ice fishing.
If you are a bird enthusiast or just enjoy listening to their song while walking in the woods, go to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve to see several species in their natural habitats. Among those you may spot are yellow-throated warblers and Louisiana waterthrushes.
Outdoor activities are very much part of the appeal of Fishers, but so are its historical and cultural attractions. Explore the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, an outdoor living history museum focusing on Indiana's cultural and natural heritage. Visit a reproduction of a 19th-century village, climb a four-story treehouse, soar into the sky in a tethered balloon and stop at a Lenape Indian camp.
Watch a concert at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, an outdoor music and events venue. Study artistic works at the art gallery inside City Hall and enjoy a play, dance or musical production at the Artists’ Studio Center for the Performing Arts.
Fishers is about 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Indianapolis, Indiana’s capital. Fly into Indianapolis International Airport, which is about a 40-minute drive from this vacation destination that excites lovers of both nature and culture.