Outdoor activities in French Lick, Indiana, include the French Lick Zip Lines, the French Lick Scenic Railway and the Buffalo Trace Trail. Head indoors and find fun at the Big Splash Adventure Hotel and Indoor Water Park and at the French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting race tracks.
French Lick Zip Lines, located on the Wilstem Ranch, features nine zip lines taking passengers on a thrill ride through the tree tops. The French Lick Scenic Railway is a 20-mile ride through the Hoosier National Forest and through the Burton Tunnel. At 2,200 feet long, it is the second longest tunnel in Indiana. Themed rides are offered, including the Polar Express Train Ride held in November and December.
Buffalo Trace Trail is a beginner level mountain biking trail, roughly 5 miles long, that is part of the French Lick Resort. It connects to the 3.8-mile Waterfall Trail, suitable for intermediate level bikers. Hiking is also allowed on the trails, but it's a rugged climb. Easier walking trails wind through the Hoosier National Forest and lead to quiet picnic areas.
The Big Splash Adventure Water Park is open to the general public and offers thrill rides and gentler water activities for younger children. At French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting, three tracks offer racing fun for adults and children. The Falcon Raceway is just for kids, ages 4 to 8.