Spencer, Highway 43 Ride

Motorcycle Road Length: 19 Miles


Written Directions
From the north, Indiana 43 starts at the  stop light near the entrance of McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. Just take IN 43 south about 19 miles down to IN 54 (about 19  miles). Driving time approximately 1 1/2 hour to the southern end of  Indiana 43 halfway between Bloomington and Bloomfield on IN 54.

Indiana 43 meanders through the scenic hills and hollows west and southwest of  Bloomington toward Bloomfield. Quite excellent! NOTE: A side trip to  this cruise is the Bloomfield Viaduct, also known as the Tulip Trestle.  Quite impressive, if you like train trestles. You must travel country  roads west of Solsberry if you want to see that. Be aware that these are county roads!.

Road Quality
Road is fairly narrow, however well paved and smooth. Uneven pavement due to the roadbed shifting just south of Whitehall. Also, there is a quarry  just before Hendricksville where trucks have left some sand on the road. Care needs to be taken just before Solsberry because sand at the  railroad underpass.

Roadside Amenities
Off the beaten path. Starts at McCormick Creek State park which offers a  whole host of outdoor things to do - hiking, picnic area, nature center, cabins, etc. This is overall a 19 mile route at a leisurely speed makes it enjoyable. Spencer, IN is the largest community at the north point.  At the south point, you will find yourself halfway between Bloomington  and Bloomfield.