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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Nature can have such a calming effect, especially for those that live in crowded urban environments. We are deep in Winter yet even looking at photos from last Fall, the colors and natural surroundings can have a calming effect.  Enjoy some pics from Turkey Run last Fall!

Turkey Run, Indian, Fall 2012. Photo by J. Porys Photography.

Turkey Run, Indian, Fall 2012. Photo by J. Porys Photography.

A bit of color and peace from Turkey Run State park in Indiana. Photo by J. Poyrs Photography.

A bit of color and peace from Turkey Run State park in Indiana. Photo by J. Poyrs Photography.

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I ventured South to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana (about 3 hours South of Chicago and about 1 hour West of Indianapolis.) A fellow hiker client has told me about Turkey Run and we wanted to see a new spot with fall leaves turning. Turkey Run turned out to be much more amazing than we expected! Similar to Starved Rock in topography, Turkey Run was formed by glacial movement many man thousands of years ago. The park now boosts a number of rigorous and moderate hikes through canyons, along streams in rock beds and along the forest and river.  I’m posted a few of the photos I took to share a bit of relaxing nature and whet your appetite for your own hike at Turkey Run State Park!

Turkey Run State Park Suspension Bridge. Photo by Sue Shekut

View of the trees reflected in the River as viewed from the Suspension Bridge. We later saw kayakers glide through the rider under the rocks!

Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Two kayakers slowly wound their way up the river as we watched.

Kayaking at Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Canyon hiking was wet and a feast for the eyes and camera lens!

Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Hiking along the wet rocks was a challenge! But even a small boy was able to handle the climb so we risked it and were able to stay dry!

Canyon at Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Hiking up these rocks is super slippery!  We saw one many go down and his arm ended up completely submerged!  The small pool of water he fell into ended up being pretty deep! Luckily we avoided the pool ourselves.

Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

See the hikers at the top of the climb! Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Trees reflected in pools of water! Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Fallen leaves reflect trees above in a pool at Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Wooden stairs and ramps make hiking less slippery at Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

The geology and hiking is amazing at Turkey Run State Park. Photo by Sue Shekut.

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