A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a day trip to the Falls of the Ohio in New Albany, Indiana. Although it’s only a short drive away, I had never been there.
The Falls of the Ohio is an Indiana state park set on the edge of the Ohio River. It features large fossil beds which visitors can climb over. You can view thousands of fossils right beneath your feet. As the level of the river drops, more layers of fossils are uncovered.
The day we visited was an in and out day, with showers alternating with sun. I particularly loved the setting along the river. The old trees, the puddles reflecting the trees, the skyline of Louisville across the river. We even saw a train crossing the old bridge.
There is an interpretive center which has a fee but the visit to the Falls is free. If you go there, it is a bit tricky to find but follow the signs. Obviously it’s on the river so you will be looking for River Road. Take a picnic lunch or travel along River Road to eat lunch at one of the many neat restaurants in the area. You can even follow the road east to Jeffersonville to the walking bridge over the Ohio.
All in all, an enjoyable day. It’s good to try something new.