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Southern Indiana's Hwy 43

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By Bryan (2 McR Points) on Jul 01, 2007

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July 10, 2010
This is one of my favorites. If you keep heading…
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February 3, 2008
Great road!!! I highly recommend stopping at…
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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!.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

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Guest
July 10, 2010
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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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February 3, 2008
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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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Stateline10
July 22, 2014
4 McR Points
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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