Let’s go explore while hiking outdoors in Morgan County. Check out one of Indiana’s newest State Forests at Ravinia State Forest, or explore the trails at Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Old Town Waverly Park offers river access and wide-open spaces to play in and don’t forget Burkhart Creek Park with creek access, prairie grasses, trails, and picnic areas! Be sure to check out our favorite paved trails if you’re traveling with a stroller or just prefer to walk on a smoother surface.
An antique hunter’s paradise, Morgan County offers a wide variety of antique shops, flea markets and secondhand stores to search through – you’re sure to find a few treasures to take home…
and probably a good story or two to go with them!
After all the hiking and shopping and bargain hunting, don’t go away hungry. You are sure to find an abundance of delicious home-cooked meals complete with tempting, handcrafted desserts. Morgan County’s many eateries will not disappoint you – from tiny out-of-the-way diners to dining on Main Street, our local restaurants will provide just what you’re looking for, including an iconic local specialist in mouth-watering steaks, a legendary family-owned cafeteria that lets everyone in your party choose exactly what they want, and even fresh, authentic cuisine from southern Louisiana. Featured on the Food Network’s show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Zydeco’s Cajun Dinner in Mooresville features fresh seafood, traditional soul food, poboys, salads and delicious desserts, plus gluten-free menu items.
Meet the Artists
Morgan County is proud to be home to dozens of incredible artists, creating works of art each and every day. Artistic expression has been a long-standing tradition in the Morgan County area, as artists are drawn by the incredible beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of the communities. In fact, Mooresville was home to Paul Hadley, a prominent watercolor artist in the early twentieth century who also designed the State Flag of Indiana! Make plans to visit with the artists, view their work and learn why Morgan County provides the inspiration needed to produce works of art in a wide variety of mediums. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to take a class or workshop while you’re here… or maybe just take home an artsy reminder of your visit!
Each July, Martinsville gears up for Artie Fest – an annual community celebration of all things Artesian. The festival kicks off on Friday night with live music, food vendors and Taps on the Square. Saturday brings a 5K run/walk, car show, more live music, kid’s activities and more, culminating in everyone’s favorite event – Cinema on the Square! A classic, family-friendly film is chosen each year and the whole of Washington Street is shut down for a movie under the stars.
Downtown Cruise-ins & Shop the Square Events
Downtown Martinsville is the home of the weekly Cruise-in on the Square event that brings out a wide variety of fun vehicles. Browse the cars on display and enjoy talking with the owners from 5 to 9 pm every Thursday through the end of October. If you’re lucky enough to be downtown on the third Thursday of the month, check out what locally owned downtown businesses have to offer! The Third Thursday Shop the Square events have a different theme each month and it’s a great reason to enjoy dinner out in one of the area’s local eateries!