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Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will want to explore all that the Whitewater Valley has to offer from farmlands to virgin forests and golf courses to summer/winter concerts. Fayette County features Roberts Park, which offers tennis and basketball courts, picnic and playground facilities, a shooting range, and amphitheater. Manlove Park, Shrader Weaver Nature Preserve, and Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary nature areas offer a peaceful outlet to relax from a long day. Union County has the pleasure of accommodating Whitewater Memorial State Park with its 200-acre lake established in 1949. The park is located one mile south of Liberty, Indiana and features a ¼ mile sandy beach with a swimming area, fishing, boating, 20 cabins, picnicking, horse trails, and handicapped facilities, sightseeing and camping.
Much of the water activities in the area are centered on Brookville Lake and Whitewater Memorial State Park in Franklin and Union Counties. Franklin County is filled with beautiful scenery for more than 2 million sightseers throughout the year. There are hills, valleys, and streams with an abundance of wildlife throughout the entire county. One of the largest lakes in Indiana, Brookville Lake, is a fantastic recreational facility and is stocked with millions of game fish including walleyes, muskie, and bass. The nearby town of Metamora, Indiana is a favorite of tourists and residents for shopping and is noted for its outstanding antiques and crafts. Golfers can enjoy teeing up at several area golf courses around the Whitewater Valley, which include both public and private courses.
Walking through the charming streets of the area towns of Fayette, Union, Franklin, or Rush counties, one thing is common: friendly merchants and neighbors serving neighbors mean the highest quality of goods and services with maximum convenience. Shopping opportunities run the gamut from national chain stores to your local “Mom and Pop” shops. Many of the area towns offer a variety of surprises for the rigorous shopper from antiques to fine furniture and decorating, discount stores, and pharmacies. To rest after a long day of shopping, a wide variety of restaurants can be found from fast food to fine dining. Accommodations can be found in national chain motels to locally owned bed and breakfasts that come highly recommended. They are clean, first class, and reasonably priced for anyone’s budget.