Brown County State Park, in partnership with the Brown County Visitors Bureau and the Friends of Brown County State Park group, has created the eighth challenge at Indiana State Parks, and the first that is drivable.
The park’s 7 Vista Challenge takes visitors on a quest to find the most beautiful view in the park by visiting seven different vistas (or overlooks). Those who complete the challenge will get a free 7 Vista Challenge sticker and can purchase a challenge T-shirt at Abe Martin Lodge and the Nature Center in the park, and at the Brown County Visitors Center in Nashville.
The 7 Vista Challenge begins at the West Lookout Tower and ends at Hohen Point. All seven vistas can be accessed by driving or riding on park roads. Details about each stop, as well as a map of the challenge, can be found at 7vistachallenge.com.
The challenge takes about an hour by car and two hours by bicycle. To prove they completed the challenge, visitors must take seven photos, one at each vista, and show them to the staff at the Nature Center, Abe Martin Lodge, or Brown County Visitors Center. At each of the selected vistas, there will be a sign attached to a picture frame. Participants should take a picture of the view through each frame or of themselves in each frame to get credit. The seven vistas are
• West Lookout Tower
• Hesitation Point
• Friends Trail Vista
• Weedpatch Vista
• Nature Center Vista
• Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Vista
• Hohen Point Vista
Brown County State Park’s challenge joins challenges at seven other state parks: 3 Dunes Challenge at Indiana Dunes, 4 Falls Challenge at Clifty Falls, 5 Mile Challenge at Turkey Run, 6 Ravine Challenge at Shades, 9 Lake Challenge at Chain O’Lakes, 10 Mile Challenge at Spring Mill, and Hell’s Point Challenge at Pokagon.