INDIANAPOLIS — With record gas prices, many Hoosier families are looking for activities close to home. All summer long, we’ll take you around Indiana to introduce you to unique destinations or places.

Places to Canoe and Kayak in Central Indiana

Eagle Creek Park – From $21/hour

White River – Offers half-day canoe and kayak excursions

Lake Monroe – 4-hour rate: $37.45

wildcat creek – 2 hour kayak rental is $25, 2 hour canoe rental is $40

Sugar Creek – Daily routes offered with the possibility of 5 different lengths

white water river – Weekend canoe rental starts at $28.05 for an adult, kayak rental is $32.75

Where to Rent a Pontoon Boat in Indiana

raccoon lake – Pontoon rentals start at $100 for 1 hour and $389 for 8 hours

Port of Geist – Variety of prices depending on the week, weekend, evening and holidays

Morse Harbor – Variety of prices depending on the week, weekend, evening and holidays

Patoka Lake Marina – Rental prices vary, promotions announced

Jet Ski or Wave Runner Rental Locations in Indiana

raccoon lake

Shafer Lake

How about booking a cruise?

Patoka Lake has a variety of cruises; including a sunset wine cruise

Lillypad SS is in its 26th year of operation and offers diners stunning views of Lake Wawasee

Fancy a day at the beach?

Indiana Dunes – Discover the state park or the national park and complete the challenge of the 3 dunes

Saxony beach – You don’t have to go far! The beach is free for Fishers residents and only $7 for guests.

Pokagon Beach – Pokagon State Park has 2 swimming beaches on Lake James

Lake Monroe Beach – Lake Monroe has 3 public beaches open from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Last but not the last, you can scuba dive in Indiana!

Scuba diving in the park France – you can dive to depths of 30 feet and see fish habitats