PRLog - Feb. 23, 2011 - CORYDON, Ind. -- Corydon, Indiana already has set the bar high when it comes to rich history, great wineries and breathtaking scenery. This year, several area attractions have joined forces to create packages that offer unforgettable experiences, including memorable outdoor adventures and a behind-the-scenes daylong winery immersion. Details, visitor guides and package information can be found at www.thisisIndiana.org or by calling (888) 738-2137.
Blue River Valley Farm features a three-bedroom, 1900s colonial lodge with a hot tub on the 120-acre working farm owned by Indiana State Senator Richard Young and his wife, Ashira. Offering the ultimate getaway for travelers interested in experiencing true American agricultural lifestyle, guests can try milking a goat, then sample the freshest goat’s milk ice cream and cheeses. They can experience the best of the farm, sampling guests can enjoy the bounty of the garden in season. Located just minutes from local attractions, the farm has created several unique packages.
The Wine Lover’s Package is $675/couple, Sun.-Thurs., $735 on weekends. Additional guests may be added for $150/person. The package introduces guests to the secrets of winemaking as production and aging processes are revealed by Turtle Run Winery owner and winemaker Jim Pfeiffer. Guests receive hands-on experience, assisting with everyday winemaking tasks and discovering how Turtle Run pours passion into every one of their wines, which include red and white wines in dry, sweet and port varieties. Pfeiffer has crafted hundreds of wines in his lifetime and offers 25 highly respected wines at Turtle Run, many of which are award winners. The package includes a full day at Turtle Run Winery, lunch, wine tasting and a bottle of Turtle Run wine.
For those with an adventurous spirit, Green Outdoor Adventures has teamed with Blue River Valley Farm to offer packages highlighting the region's natural beauty and dramatic karst topography all along the Blue River. Travelers can take scenic canoe trips on the first designated Scenic and Natural Riverway in Indiana. Explored early on by Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's brother, the Blue River flows through one of the most scenic and bio-diverse areas of Indiana. Hiking trips feature O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison-Crawford State Forest, rich with plant and wildlife diversity and a network of scenic hiking trails and ecological wonders. Cave adventures feature the renowned Marengo Cave, one of the most beautiful show caves in the eastern United States.
Offering Packages designed for four guests, Blue River Valley Farm Green Outdoor Adventure Packages include roundtrip transportation from Blue River Valley Farm; an experienced guide certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, who will also provide historical and natural interpretation of the areas visited; all activity and admission fees; all equipment and other essentials (daypacks, canoes, paddles, PFD’s, dry bags, binoculars, field guides, etc.), beverages, snacks and lunch. Blue River Valley Farm Green Outdoor Adventure Packages include:
Full Day Blue River Canoe Trip Adventure Package, $575 (add $55 for each additional person beyond four), including overnight accommodations at the farm, a full day on the river and riverside lunch.
Offered at $475 (add $40 for each additional person), the Full Day Hiking Trip Adventure Package includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a full day of hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest with scenic photography stops and trailside lunch.
The Half Day Cave/Half Day Canoe Trip Adventure Package is $675 (add $120 for each additional person) and includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day guided tour of Marengo Cave, a half day of guided canoeing on the Blue and picnic lunch.
Half Day Hiking/Half Day Canoe Trip Adventure Package is $575 (add $55 for each additional person) and includes, overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day of guided hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest, half day guided canoe trip and picnic lunch.
Half Day Cave/Half Day Hiking Trip Adventure Package is $575 (add $55 for each additional person) and includes overnight accommodations at the farm, a half day of guided hiking O’Bannon Woods State Park and Harrison Crawford State Forest, half day guided tour of Marengo Cave and picnic lunch.
Travelers can also create their own Explore The Blue adventure packages at just $195 a night, plus $60 per canoe and river lunch for $12 per person.
Corydon visitors enjoy a vast collection of sites and attractions, from the spectacular Marengo and Squire Boone caves, to nostalgic old-time ice cream parlors. The State Historic Site marks Corydon’s place as Indiana’s first capitol, while the Constitution Elm, a Civil War battlefield and tours of one of the nation’s oldest standing early African American schoolhouses fascinate visitors. Diverse dining and accommodations include a historic B&B, affordable modern hotels, country cafés and the world’s largest riverboat casino.
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Contact Amy Weirick, (614) 848-8380 or amy@WeirickCommunications.com.