Outdoor Activities

Ready, set, go out and explore our great outdoors. Work up a sweat, try something new, or simply relax and unplug. The choice is yours throughout our picturesque resort grounds.
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Sporting Ranges

Take aim on unique challenges at our 75-acre sporting ranges, featuring sporting clays and archery. Both ranges are available in all seasons, weather permitting.


 
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Bike and Surrey Rental Through November 30

Reservations recommended: (812) 936-5553
We now have e-bike rentals! It’s a great day to go for a ride and discover some of the resort's 3,200 scenic acres.

Liability forms for all riders and driver’s license and contact information for the adult renting the equipment are required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while riding. Helmets and closed-toed shoes are recommended while riding. Surrey carts must remain on resort property.

Liability forms for adults and minors (17 years and younger) must be completed for bicycle or surrey cart rental. To expedite the rental process, please print and complete the form below.

 

Regular Daily Hours

French Lick Springs Hotel • Activities Center
9am - 7pm
Bike rentals end one hour before closing time.

Single Bike (non-electric):
1 hour - $10
Additional - $5 per hour

E-bike:
1 hour - $30

Surrey Carts:
A family that bikes together stays together! Rent a bicycle surrey cart and keep the whole gang in tow while traveling around the resort.

2 Pedaler - $25 per hour
4 Pedaler - $35 per hour
6 Pedaler - $45 per hour

 
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Outdoor Pools

Our heated outdoor pools hit the spot when you want to take a dip or lounge poolside. Accessible through the indoor pools, our outdoor pools range in depth from walk-in to 4½ feet deep. Fluffy, absorbent towels are available at each. Throughout the summer months, you can also enjoy special pool side activities.

French Lick Springs Hotel
6am - Midnight
Our outdoor pool complex features two pools: one for all ages to enjoy, and one just for adults. You can also take a relaxing soak in the hot tub, located on the opposite side of the breezeway connecting the pool complex to Spring No. 8.



West Baden Springs Hotel
6am - Midnight

DJ at the Pool | Saturdays in July • Noon – 4pm

Swim with a majestic view of West Baden Springs Hotel in the background, or just unwind in a lounge chair with a drink in your hand. Pool menu available 11am-11pm. 

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Pickleball

Enjoy a game on our new pickleball courts located in East Park on the West Baden Springs Hotel grounds. Bring your own paddles and balls, or purchase them at the West Baden Mercantile Company. Courts are available on a first-come basis.

Look for more pickleball courts at the resort later in 2024, with new courts in the works at French Lick Springs Hotel.

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Hiking and Walking Trails

This self-guided walking tour will take you to historic sites around the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. Pick up your walking tour brochure at the French Lick Springs Hotel front desk or the Activities Center to learn about the hotels' rich history dating back to 1845. 

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Yard Games Daily • Weather Permitting

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Complimentary

Head to the front lawn and enjoy a game of badminton, frisbee golf, volleyball, or cornhole.

 

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East Park

East Park

Take a stroll through the reborn East Park, and get a feel for how guests enjoyed this peaceful corner of the West Baden Springs Hotel grounds in the early 1900s.

East Park has come back to life with many of its original features, including shaded walking paths and the historic Neptune Spring basin, which was excavated in 2022. Nearby, you’ll find a gravel track and the refurbished Sprudel Field, built on the same footprint as the hotel’s original bicycle track and baseball field. You can also enjoy some modern-day recreation with a game on East Park’s pickleball courts.

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.

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Rail Trolley at French Lick Resort Temporarily Out of Service

Like a lot of the French Lick Resort treasures, the trolley's history spans many decades, starting in 1903. In 2014, trolley service returned more than 100 years after it was first launched in French Lick and West Baden.

In 1903, the roads were dirt and horse-drawn carriages were the norm. When electric trolley service began, guests could catch the streetcar at the steps of West Baden Springs Hotel and go all the way (a whole mile) into downtown French Lick.

The trolley was a raging success, and in 1916 it set a record for carrying 250,000 people in a single year. At a nickel a ride, that's over $300,000 in revenue in today's world. Not bad for what was billed as the "world's shortest trolley line."

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According to Railway Historian Alan Barnett, the electric cable car offered “ping-pong” service because it was not designed to make turns. When the car reached French Lick, the conductor would physically move the overhead power line around the back, allowing for the return trip to the depot at West Baden. 

The advent of the automobile put the brakes on the trolley service in 1919. That is, until Barnett and the folks at the Indiana Railway Museum resurrected the idea in 1987. They were able to find Trolley Car #313 from Portugal, the closest thing they could find to the original 1903 car. 

The trolley is making rounds again, thanks to a partnership between the resort and the Indiana Railway Museum. The museum worked with the Indiana Department of Transportation to draw up plans to redo the original track and secured a $200,000 grant. 

Simultaneously, craftsman Dan Ping took on the daunting task of restoring the old trolley car. The decay was extensive and the years had not been kind to #313. He saved as much of the original material as possible, including the interior components and the undercarriage. He built a brand-new cupola atop the trolley and added some “juice” with a diesel engine and hydrostatic transmission. The end result is nothing short of a work of art. 

 
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Birdwatching

If you’ve got an eagle eye, the airspace at French Lick Resort is perfect for spotting birds of all types. There’s a good chance you'll see Indiana’s state bird, the Northern Cardinal, and different types of thrushes, warblers and sparrows. You might also spot a wild turkey, owl, red-tailed hawk or bald eagle.