Bedford is a town in Southern Indiana, 20 miles south of Bloomington. It is the county seat of Lawrence County. The area code is 812. The zip code is 47421.
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Traffic entering Bedford from Bloomington and farther north from Indianapolis can use IN 37 southbound, while areas to the south near Paoli and Interstate 64 will use IN 37 northbound. From the east, US 50 westbound brings traffic from Seymour and Interstate 65. Areas to the west like Vincennes will follow US 50 eastbound. From the southeast, IN 60 (at Mitchell) brings traffic from Salem and Louisville.
Bluespring Caverns1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd. 279-9471, . April & May: Sa,Su. only, 9AM-5PM; Memorial Day thru October 31: Daily, 9AM to 5PM; November 1 thru March 31: Closed. Bluespring Caverns is the longest known underground river in the United State, stretching for 21 miles (33.8 km). Hour long boat tours are given of the river system. Youth groups may also book overnight stays in the cave. Note: The walk to the tour boats is a 800 feet (243 m) down and back up a steep ramp. Adults: $12, Children 3 to 15: $6. Children under 3 are not recommended.
Mitchell City Park Swimming, picnic area, playground, horseshoes, basketball and community building.
Otis Park Golf, tennis, picnic area, softball and shelter house.
Lawrence County Recreational Park, Inc.12 miles south of Bloomington 275-0186 or (800) 232-2283. Motorcycles and ATV's only. Come down to the scenic hills to experience OHV trails designed by Riders and Riders. Open 7 days a week.
Murray Forest Park Softball, playground and hiking trails.
Thornton Park Swimming, tennis, playground and shelter house.
Wilson Park Baseball, horseshoes, playground and shelter house.
Spring Mill State Park3333 IN 60, Mitchell 849-4129. Lodging, dining, picnic areas, pioneer village, horse trails and saddle barn, fishing and swimming, cave tours, camping, hiking and nature center. Also houses a museum to Virgil "Gus" Grissom, an astronaut killed in an Apollo mission in 1967.
Williams Dam State Recreation AreaWilliams, IN Boat launch, fishing, camping and picnic area.
Cedar Valley 849-2255. The 18 hole course is 5,235 yards, par 70. Driving range and putting green.
Otis Park 279-9092. The 18 hole course is 6,300 yards, par 72. Driving range, practice greens, pitching green and pro shop.
Persimmon Ridge The 9 hole course is 2,500 yards, par 39. Putting Green.
J Rock Ridge Golf CourseIN 60, 2 miles east of Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell The 18 hole golf course is 6,313 yards, Par 72. Driving range, putting green, and Pro shop.
Saddlebrook Golf Club5160 IN 60 East, Orleans, 47452 849-4653. Saddle Brook Golf Club has undergone major renovations. Located just 2 miles from Spring Mill State Park, our 18-hole layout has new cart paths, new irrigation for better greens and fairways and a new clubhouse. SaddleBrook offers a stocked pro shop, a great atmosphere and courteous staff.
Stone Crest Golf CommunityNorth of Bedford and West off IN 37 (877) 566-PUTT. 27 hole course, driving range, practice greens, pro shop.