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Southern Indiana's Hwy 43 + ADD NEW ROUTE


10   in Indiana Indiana19 Miles

By Bryan
on July 1, 2007

4.3out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From the north, Indiana 43 starts at the stop light near the entrance of McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. Just take IN 43 south about 19 miles down to IN 54 (about 19 miles). Driving time approximately 1 1/2 hour to the southern end of Indiana 43 halfway between Bloomington and Bloomfield on IN 54.

Scenery

Indiana 43 meanders through the scenic hills and hollows west and southwest of Bloomington toward Bloomfield. Quite excellent! NOTE: A side trip to this cruise is the Bloomfield Viaduct, also known as the Tulip Trestle. Quite impressive, if you like train trestles. You must travel country roads west of Solsberry if you want to see that. Be aware that these are county roads!.

Road Quality

Road is fairly narrow, however well paved and smooth. Uneven pavement due to the roadbed shifting just south of Whitehall. Also, there is a quarry just before Hendricksville where trucks have left some sand on the road. Care needs to be taken just before Solsberry because sand at the railroad underpass.

Roadside Amenities

Off the beaten path. Starts at McCormick Creek State park which offers a whole host of outdoor things to do - hiking, picnic area, nature center, cabins, etc. This is overall a 19 mile route at a leisurely speed makes it enjoyable. Spencer, IN is the largest community at the north point. At the south point, you will find yourself halfway between Bloomington and Bloomfield.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Stateline10
on July 22, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

South out of Spencer just as you get to the real twisties there is a line of diesel meandering for miles right down the middle of the road. Stops just before 48.

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By royermb
on December 29, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I have ridden this road for over 35 years on everything from dual sport bikes to an XLCR and always find it a fun twisty stretch of highway.

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By Guest
on September 8, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Awsomely nice road! Its hard to find a good road in Indiana the is clean, extremly curvey, nice elevation changes and this ranks up to one of my top roads. Coming form the north out of spencer is a set of long stretches that is kinda borning, but other words try to not get stuck behind someone going 10 under the limit. Once you hit the first set of twistes hang on it gets fun!!! Plenty of knee dragging, tire shreading, gut wrenching hills, good time its a must. Word of caution there is some small towns along the route and the speed limit drops, plus slow moving traffic can sneek up on ya. Barney Fife does sit under the limit signs (been there every time i've come through)... But for a all out sport bike road in Indiana its a good 9 in my book

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By Guest
on July 10, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is one of my favorites. If you keep heading south, highway 50 west out of Bedford turns into 150 and turns back south-east are great additions.

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By Guest
on February 3, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great road!!! I highly recommend stopping at Rosie's, a very small, personable restaurant, near the end of 43 on the right side. It is really east to miss because it is on a curve. After eating, continue south on 43 to go through Bloomfield, then north to Clay City, on to Terre Haute, or at least back to SR 46.

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By Guest
on August 26, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rosies is closed

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