Eastern Region - Charlestown, River Ridge, Utica & New Washington

Take a drive to the Eastern area of our region. Don’t forget to look out the window for glorious Ohio River views. The Eastern region includes cities and towns such as New Washington, Charlestown, River Ridge and Utica.

Outdoor Recreation

An old iron bridge at Charlestown State Park now makes a great footpath for visitors.

Charlestown State Park
Charlestown State Park has hiking, camping, wildflowers, birding, education programs and group hikes, and a boat launch on the Ohio River. Enjoy the scenic outdoors with miles of trails and views along the Ohio River and Fourteen Mile Creek. 

Rose Island

While visiting hike the steep downhill on Trail 3 to the remains of Rose Island. A once-thriving amusement park in the 1920s, some of its structures can still be seen on this mile-long loop. 

Charlestown State Park

Want to know more? Check out our Charlestown State Park blog for all the details.

Charlestown Family Fun Park

Charlestown Family Activities Park
Play miniature golf, enjoy water fun at the sprinkle pad, swing and slide at the pirate-themed playground and skate at the roller-skating rink.  

Light display with angels at the Charlestown: Christmas City event

Greenway Park
Located in the center of downtown Charlestown, activities include a playground, walking trail and basketball courts. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the “Charlestown Christmas City” is one of Southern Indiana and the region’s most festive holiday light displays.


Below are a few of the local favorite places to grab a bite or a sweet treat in SoIN’s Eastern region. Click the link to see restaurants in the area. 

1894 Lodge

The 1894 Lodge Patio

1894 Lodge
Be treated like a local at 1894 Lodge. Located in an old church in New Washington, The Lodge takes pride in supporting local farmers and the area community filling their menu with fresh local cut steaks and dishes made with homegrown produce and herbs. 

Charlestown Pizza

Charlestown Pizza Company
This pizza shop offers an incredible beer selection and one-of-a-kind pizzas like the Super Fly Thai and The Mashed Potato Pie. Check Facebook to see the restaurant’s latest funky dessert!


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