Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest is great for a quick getaway in early spring as it's only about 50 miles from New Albany.
Visit mid-March if you want to see one of the earliest of spring wildflowers, the round-lobed hepatica.
Photos top to bottom, all by Stephen Brown:
Southern two lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera)
Round lobed hepatica, in shades of white, pink and blue