It’s no secret that sports and outdoor activities are a huge part of Knightstown, which is part of the reason our community tagline is Hoosiers Made Here. Sports are a way to become something larger than yourself and enjoy healthy competition. Outdoor activities are a great way to enjoy nature and challenge yourself physically and mentally. You can play your way in Knightstown! We have activities for families and individuals alike.
Health Benefits of Sports and Outdoor Activities
There are many benefits to sports and outdoor activities. Sports are a way to connect with a community of people who are interested in the same things as you. They give you a way to connect and keep you mentally and physically healthy. Here in Knightstown, you can enjoy the physical and social benefits of walking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, tennis, disc golf and playing basketball.
It is essential that you play your way in Knightstown by finding an enjoyable activity. The Centers for Disease Control suggests that adults perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. Sports and outdoor activities also have mental health benefits. According to an article by Harvard Health Publishing, physical activity helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression. It also can result in improved confidence and self-esteem. Now that you know all the benefits of playing your way find your next sports or outdoor activity!
Places to Play in Knightstown
Enjoy one of the most beautiful courses in Central Indiana by reserving a tee time at the Royal Hylands golf course. This beautiful course was voted one of the Top 25 Value Golf Courses in 2017 and 2018. It offers a secluded golf course that will challenge beginners and advanced golfers alike. Play your way in Knightstown and schedule a Tee time here!
If you love history and sports, the Hoosier Gym is a must-see experience. You can even rent the entire gym for an unforgettable pick-up basketball game. Don’t miss out on your chance to play like a Hoosier Husker. Check out the court availability at the Hoosier Gym here!
Hickory Outdoor Basketball Courts
If you are more interested in playing at an outdoor basketball court, the Hickory Outdoor Basketball Court is the place for your next pick-up basketball game. Bring friends and a basketball out to the Hickory Courts for a game of around the world, knock-out or HORSE!
Play your way at the beautiful Sunset Park in Knightstown. Bring your children or furry friends to the park to enjoy some fresh air! They can play on the playground, on swing sets, or at the splash pad in the summer. Check out Sunset Park by heading over to 206 S Hill Avenue, Knightstown, Indiana.
If you are an avid canoer, this is your chance to canoe on the Big Blue River. The river offers beautiful views, and it is everything you would expect from a wonderful Indiana river. If you are planning your next canoe trip, check out the canoe launch at 4th Street and S Washington St, Knightstown, Indiana.
Boondocks Disc Golf Course
For all our visitors or locals who love disc golfing, the Boondocks Disc Golf Course is the perfect place for beginners and advanced disc golfers. Not only can you enjoy the beautiful scenery, but you can perfect your technical shots and form on some of the more complex shots. Learn more about the Boondocks Disc Golf Course on UDisc.
Montgomery Creek Disc Golf Course
Boondocks is not the only disc golf course available in Knightstown. Disc golfers can also check out the newly named Montgomery Creek Disc Golf Course. This course is located in Sunset Park, and it is a beginner-friendly 9-hole course with two tees per hole. Learn more about the Montgomery Creek Disc Golf Course on UDisc.
For all our baseball and softball fans, head out to the ball diamonds to work on your batting skills. Or come hang out on the weekend for some little league baseball and softball games. The ball diamonds are located at Sunset Park.
If you are an active tennis player, you can enjoy a match at the tennis courts located at Charles A. Bear High School. The courts are open to the public except for during high school games or practice.
Places to Shop and Stay in Knightstown
Now that you know all about how to play your way in Knightstown, we wanted to highlight all of the other things you can enjoy. Knightstown boasts various local restaurants, pizza joints, two bakeries, and a winery! Check our Where to Stay and Eat page for all the incredible options available in Knightstown.
After grabbing a delicious meal, you can pop into any of the fabulous shops or boutiques downtown. You can find cute boutique clothing, antique furniture and even wedding or prom dresses! If you spend the whole day in Knightstown, consider making a night of it by staying on a historic Airbnb where you can create unforgettable memories.
Find Out Why Hoosier Are Made Here
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