Recreation

Area Bicycling Routes

Madison Area Bicycle Club

Voted “Best Bike Ride in Indiana” by Outside Magazine. From flat farmland to challenging hills, back roads and river views, to ridges and valleys. Maps can be obtained via the website. Big Oaks

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Madison Bicycle Club

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Big Oaks NWR has been designated as a Globally Important Bird Area because of its value to migratory birds. Located on 50,000 acres five miles north of Madison on Highway 421 (on the closed Jefferson Proving Ground). Portions of the refuge are open for wildlife observation, photography, fishing, hunting, interpretation, and environmental education.

Mid-Apr-Nov: Mon & Fri, 2nd & 4th Sat., 7am-4:30pm. Mandatory briefing and Access fee permit required ($3 daily, $15 annual); fee waived for holders of Migratory Bird Stamps, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Senior Pass.

ADDRESS 1661 W. JPG Niblo Rd. (Jefferson Proving Ground)
PHONE 812-273-0783





Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

City of Madison Boat Docks & Ramp

Public boat dock & ramp open to transient boaters.

Ramp open year round, dock open Mar-Sept

ADDRESS 120 E. Vaughn Dr.
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PHONE 265-8300





Madison Boat Ramp

Clifty Falls State Park

Whether you are an avid wildlife watcher, hiker, or simply enjoy the great outdoors, this magnificent state park has something for everyone.

Open all year; admission charged Mar-Oct.

ADDRESS One mile west of Madison, entrances on State Roads 56 & 62
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PHONE 812-273-8885





Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Golf Range

18-hole miniature golf, grass tee driving range, beautiful country setting.

Open Daily Mar-Oct 12pm-8pm

ADDRESS 3323 W. State Road 56, Hanover
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PHONE 8812-273-9339





Crystal Beach Pool

Built in 1938 by The Works Progress Administration. Historic bathhouse. Half-moon shaped pool slopes from ankle deep to 9 feet.

Daily 12pm-7pm, Memorial Day weekend through mid August

ADDRESS 100 S. Broadway St.
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PHONE 812-273-6268




Fizz's Bike Shop

Bicycle sales, service and rental. Serving Madison since 1989.

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm

ADDRESS 311 West St.
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PHONE 812-273-3499




Crystal Beach Pool

Heritage Trail of Madison

1-1/4 mile paved and natural surface pathway for jogging, walking, biking, hiking. All non-motorized modes of transportation permitted. Connecting downtown with the hilltop and overlooking the Ohio River. Begins at the corner of Vaughn Dr. and Vernon St.

Open dawn to dusk.

ADDRESS P.O. Box 362
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PHONE 812-273-6266





Heritage Trail of Madison

Rivercrest Marina

Marina, transient dockage, seasonal dockage, water, electric, fuel, store, ramp.

May-Oct 9am-5pm daily

ADDRESS 1200 W. Second Street
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PHONE 812-273-9080





Rivercrest Marina

Riverfront Park

The riverfront has always been a favorite spot for a relaxing stroll, viewing cruising boats along the river, or attending one of several outdoor festivals held throughout the year. Public boat launching facilities. Several parks along the river offer playground equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, shelter houses, picnic areas with tables, benches, gazebo, viewing areas. Check out the views from the telescope near the gazebo.

ADDRESS Vaughn Drive
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Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC

Fun & exciting rides. Choose a 2 hr. scenic ride or a 1/2hr. rockin’ wild thrill ride. The only jet boat tours on the Ohio River and the only New Zealand Jet Boat in the Midwest. US Coast Guard licensed & inspected.

Late May-Oct Wed-Mon 11am to dusk

ADDRESS On the riverfront at Vaughn Drive & West Street
PHONE 812-701-1155





 Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat Rides

Shilo Farms Horseback Riding

Great trail riding horses for every level of riding. Schedule a personal trail ride by phone. We recommend a 1 or 2-hour ride.

Open daily, daylight till dusk -call ahead! Rates vary depending on length of ride.

ADDRESS 11678 N. Jefferson Road, Canaan
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PHONE 812-839-3784





Shilo Farms Horseback Riding

Stoney Lonesome Outfitters

Archery and gun store. Archery range with 3D animal targets. Full archery pro shop.

Wed 5pm-8pm, Sat 8am-5pm, other days by appointment. Closed Sun.






Sunrise Golf Course

18-holes, par 72, 6245 yards. Full service pro shop, motorized rental carts, snack bar & grill.

Hours: Open daily Feb 15 - Dec 31.

ADDRESS 2136 Michigan Rd.
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PHONE 812-265-8334





Sunrise Golf Course