How to Discover Outdoor Adventure in Columbus

 

How to Discover Outdoor Adventure in Columbus Ohio

When I visit a city, I seek out locations and experiences that are unique, that I can’t replicate anywhere else. I discovered that Columbus, Ohio has a lot to offer when it comes to connecting with nature through outdoor adventure. You can choose your own outdoor adventure in an urban setting, a scenic park, or the woods.

So did I find anything unique, that I couldn’t replicate anywhere else, in Columbus? YES, and there is a good chance that you will want to add these adventures to your list too!

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Outdoor Adventure on an ATV Tour at Wilstem Ranch

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I have a confession. ATVs have always made me a little nervous. I love controlled risk.  I enjoy extreme adventures that have safety equipment (like ziplining or ones that have a track like on an extreme roller coaster) ….but adventures without them are WAY more out of my comfort zone. When we planned our ATV tour at Wilstem Ranch, my husband was supposed to be there …but he had a work conflict at the last minute which meant that I would be the one driving the ATV during our visit.

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10 Reasons Why The Genesis Archery Bow Makes A Great Gift #BullsIDidIt

 

10 Reasons Why The Genesis Archery Bow Makes A Great Gift #BullsIDidIt

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow before?

The Hunger Games movie has brought back an increased interest in archery. I’ll admit that I’ve been tempted to sport a side braid and wanted to go shoot a few targets after watching the movie. I guess I’m not alone because USA Archery has doubled its individual membership in just two years thanks to the movie’s popularity in showcasing the sport.

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Kayaking at Morgan’s Brookville Canoe and Outdoor Adventures

Kayaking at Morgan's Brookville Canoe and Outdoor Adventures

 

One of the adventures that I took forward to each summer is a day on the river. I’ve been going to Morgan’s Canoe and outdoor adventures in Brookville, Indiana since high school.

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Overnight Adventure at Morgan’s Canoe in Brookville, Indiana

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We recently had an overnight camping/ rafting adventure at Morgan’s Canoe in Brookville, Indiana.

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Morgan’s Canoe offers kayak, raft, and canoe rentals.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

Morgan’s Canoe also offers overnight camping. You can primitive camp or you can upgrade to a cabin.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

The cabins have bunk beds and a double bed. They also have air conditioning, a mini refrigerator, fire pit and my favorite…a porch swing.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

You need to bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries. You can bring your own firewood or there is some available for purchase.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

I’ll take a cabin over a tent any day!

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

If you don’t feel like bringing a lot of food with you, there is an IGA grocery store located very close to Morgan’s. There is also an amazing Mexican Restaurant, El Reparo, down the road.

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When you stay overnight, you have access to restrooms and a shower house that are a short walking distance away. We enjoyed the horse shoe pit before making a bonfire that night.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

The river is steps away from the lodge where you turn in the keys to your vehicle as a safety precaution and sign your waivers.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

We had lots of options for our adventure on the water.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

We opted for the raft.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

 

My dad was joining us for this adventure and this was a lot more comfortable for the four of us.

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If you like speed, the raft is not for you.

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The raft is the slowest option but it might also be the most comfortable.

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The scenery along the river is beautiful and the water was very clean.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

There were a few times when we had mini little rapids which made it more exciting.

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Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

Our raft trip lasted about 3 hours which was a good amount of time. We still had a few times when the kids jumped out to play in the water along the way too.

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We really enjoyed our outdoor adventure.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

It was nice to slow down and appreciate nature for the day.

Morgan's Canoe Outdoor Adventure Brookville Indiana

You can find out more about Morgan’s Canoe from their website.

Morgan’s Canoe is located at 7040 Whitewater River Lane, Brookville, IN 47012

 

 

Disclosure: I was given complimentary lodging and raft for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Whitewater Rafting Downtown in South Bend, Indiana

Whitewater Rafting Downtown in South Bend, Indiana

If you’ve got $5 and about 5 minutes, you can have a unique outdoor adventure white water rafting in downtown South Bend, Indiana

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Extreme Tree Climbing with Earth Joy Tree Adventures

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Earth Joy Tree Adventures has been on my radar for over a year. I learned about them a while back and ran out of time on a spring break visit to check them out. They had me at adventure … and tree.

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