Day trip destinations: visit these Midwest locations to spend a day off campus surrounded by nature

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Remember to follow COVID-19 guidelines while traveling to prevent contracting or spreading the virus. Do not travel if you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus. Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, wear a mask correctly over your mouth and nose and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.  

Ball State students have previously known the first week of March to be their spring break, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university adjusted its academic schedule this semester. As the weather continues to warm and the first day of spring quickly approaches, some students may be feeling eager to spend time outdoors off campus. Consider these five destinations — all less than a three-hour drive from Ball State — to visit for a day trip outdoors to remain safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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