5 Things to Do in Madison this Spring

5 Things to Do in Madison this Spring
March 21, 2024 Julia Gregory

Photo by Bernie Kasper

Spring is here! As the blooming begins here in Madison, so does the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty around us. Though the chill has settled in this week, let’s not forget the warm embrace of last week’s high temperatures. We like to think it’s just a brief intermission before the grand entrance of spring as many native Hoosiers are accustomed to.

We have lots of unique events, experiences, and workshops to enjoy this spring. All of which you can view on our calendar. However, to celebrate the beginning of spring we’d like to highlight a few of the everyday activities you can enjoy here in Madison, IN.


1. Stroll Along the Riverfront

Madison’s riverfront is a tranquil spot where the Ohio River calmly passes by. A walk along this scenic route during spring is especially enchanting as the area features blooming flowers and lush greenery. The riverfront is perfect for leisurely walks, morning jogs, or simply sitting on a bench, soaking in the serene view. And if you’re wondering – it’s approximately 1.3 miles!


2. Picnic in Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park offers a green oasis amidst the town’s charming architecture. Spring is the ideal time to lay down a picnic blanket, unpack a basket of your favorite snacks, and enjoy a meal with the nearby view of the riverfront.


Photo by: @appleridgein on Instagram

3. Snap a Photo with the Broadway Fountain

No visit to Madison would be complete without capturing a moment at the Broadway Fountain. This historic fountain, a centerpiece in Madison’s landscape, becomes a spectacular sight in spring. Surrounded by blooming flowers and the vibrant green of newly sprouted leaves, the fountain is a photographer’s delight. Whether you’re an avid Instagrammer or just someone who cherishes personal memories, there’s a reason why it’s on our Must-Sees & Must-Dos list! Make sure to tag us in your beauty shot @visitmadisoninc and include #VisitMadisonIN!


Photo by: Melissa Burkhardt

4. Explore Clifty Falls State Park

Hiking trails of various difficulties wind through the park, offering breathtaking views of the falls, wildflowers in full bloom, and the lush greenery that carpets the landscape. Whether you’re seeking a challenging hike or a leisurely walk, Clifty Falls promises a rejuvenating connection with nature.


5. Shop at Madison Farmers Market

Open every Saturday, this year-round market offers a curated selection of locally produced goods. From fresh fruits and vegetables to artisanal crafts, explore the best of the region while supporting local farmers and artisans. It’s the perfect way to experience the flavors and community spirit of Madison this season.


Embracing Spring in Madison

Madison, Indiana, with its blend of natural beauty, historic charm, and warm community spirit, is a springtime destination that offers something for everyone. From serene walks and leisurely picnics to adventurous hikes and perfectly captured momentos, Madison invites you to embrace the joy and renewal of spring. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and set off to explore the enchanting allure of Madison this spring. Your adventure awaits!


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