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Festival Guide features area bridge

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS -- A scenic view of the Narrows Covered Bridge near Turkey Run State Park in Marshall is featured in the cover photo for the 2008 Indiana Festival Guide, which was unveiled this week by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

New content and cover photos highlight all five 2008 Indiana travel publications, including the Festival Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Map, Play Pack and Golf and Travel Guide.

"Indiana has so much to offer travelers, whether they are planning a vacation, a weekend getaway, or visiting family," Skillman said. "These publications serve as a valuable resource for out-of-state visitors as well as Hoosiers looking for adventure, relaxation, or entertainment options in Indiana."

The Narrows Bridge is one of 31 covered bridges located in Parke County. The bridges are the focus of the annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, which takes place during a 10-day period each in October in nine communities.

Self-guided tours are available, using five color-coded routes, each featuring different bridges. According to the Parke County website, the Narrows Bridge is one of the most photographed covered bridges in the state and is accessible from a public road, three Turkey Run State Park hiking trails and canoe trips on Sugar Creek.

The Indiana Festival Guide is one of five travel publications offered each year for free by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Copies can be ordered online at VisitIndiana.com or by calling 1-800-677-9800.

The other cover locations featured on the 2008 Indiana travel publications include:

* Travel Guide -- French Lick Resort Casino (French Lick),

* Play Pack -- Pokagon State Park (Angola),

* Travel Map -- Stonebridge Inn and Spa (Batesville), and

* Golf and Travel Guide -- Cobblestone Golf Course (Kendallville).

Trip ideas, festivals, special events, and other detailed information about Indiana Tourism are also available online at VisitIndiana.com.

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