Activities While Visiting Cloverdale
In and around Cloverdale, outdoor destinations abound. All of the parks and nature reserves around town are prime locations for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, mountain biking, birdwatching. Hunting is also popular in designated areas.
Cloverdale Community Park is a pleasant breath of fresh air with lots of shaded trees and walking trails. Children love the colorful playground, basketball courts, and open fields for playing soccer or tag. The shelters, grills, and public restrooms make it a perfect place for group gatherings and celebrations. Explore a piece of history with the restored Ferrell Cabin, part of Cloverdale Community Park thanks to the Historic Preservation Society of Putnam County.
Clover Meadows Golf Course offers a well-kept, 18-hole course right in Cloverdale at a very affordable price. Frequent updates on course conditions are posted on their Facebook page: facebook.com/clovermeadowsgolfcourse.
Lieber State Recreation Area
A quick ten minute drive southwest of Main Street lies the Lieber State Recreation area.
The Cagles Mill Nature Center can make the Recreation Area an educational experience for the whole family. The Interpretive Naturalist staff is always eager to share the history and legends of the area, which was once populated by the Miami, Shawnee, and Potawatomi tribes.
The Aquatic Center is the go-to summer destination for swimming and all water activities. Kids will be talking about the tornado water slide for weeks!
Hikers will be glad that there is a .75 mile moderate-level scenic nature trail, lined with stones, benches, and featuring a historic red covered bridge.
The covered bridge is right near the gorgeous 45-foot-tall Upper Falls, part of the Cataract Falls of Mill Creek, which are the largest waterfalls by volume in the state. The 30-foot-tall Lower Falls can be found at the end of Lower Falls Road. Both the Lower and Upper Falls have a nearby parking area, pit toilets, and shelters.
Mill Falls feeds the stunning Cagles Mill Lake, which is perfect for boating and fishing. There is a beach area next to the designated swimming area for those looking to splash around. The 1,400-acre lake was originally built as Indiana’s first flood control reservoir, but it is also the perfect place to find some serenity in nature.