The town of Orleans, Indiana is a quiet community that has been around since the early 1800s. It was once an outpost where travelers could stop and rest. Today, it proudly boasts that it's the "Dogwood Capital of Indiana," a title the town certainly earned. Back in the 1960s, Orleans launched "Operation Dogwood," and citizens planted hundreds of dogwood trees throughout the town.
Considering that it's the Dogwood Capital of Indiana, surprisingly, there's not much for dogs to do in Orleans, but don't fret just yet! The town's proximity to one of the state's largest national forests means you and your furry friend are just a bone's throw away from outdoor adventure! No need to worry about vet care -- there's a veterinary clinic right in town to keep your pooch tip-top.
Orleans does have some furrific green spaces to explore with your pup! First is the Black Vulture bird viewing area. This area is established just so the public can view the nesting area of the Black Vulture. There are other birds that frequent here but none are as big or intimidating as the black vulture. There is a strict policy enforcement here so remember to stay in the marked areas and keep your dog on a leash.