Located in the heart of scenic Brown County, the quaint Village of Nashville, Indiana has attracted people for more than 100 years. Its beautiful surroundings contributed to the town’s development, as artists flocked to the area, leading to its founding as one of America’s original twelve art colonies. I love visiting Nashville, as the whole town feels infused with an artsy spirit and reverence for nature.
There are wonderful shops (and nary a chain store in site!) to explore and many artists open their studios to visitors. The nearby Brown County State Park has great hiking and mountain biking trails, not to mention unbelievable scenic vistas. There are also some notable food establishments, my favorites being the Big Woods Brewing Company and the Farmhouse Café and Tea Room. Oh – and for great fried biscuits and apple butter, check out The Seasons. There are also various special events in the Village throughout the year. You can enjoy horseback riding, wine tastings, zip lining (although I’m not brave enough for that!), and even yoga classes. So much to do in Brown County!
It’s hard to put into words what a unique, diverse and special place Nashville, Indiana is – perhaps because being there fills you with a sense of beauty and serenity, while also feeling full of life and energy. It’s as much as sense of “being” as it is a town. I’ve been visiting Brown County, Indiana for more than 20 years and still find new things to discover. It’s the perfect backdrop for creating memories with my friends and family.