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Alternative Thanksgiving Plans

New Traditions for Your Long Weekend

This year, holiday celebrations may be different than usual. With restrictions on travel in some areas, and many people avoiding indoor gatherings, it’s time to look at alternative ways to celebrate – and maybe develop some new traditions!

Stay Close to Home

If your Thanksgiving travel plans have been sidelined, now’s the perfect time to plan something new right where you are. Consider hosting a small get-together with a few people already in your pandemic pod. Rather than orchestrating a huge multi-course meal, host a potluck where everyone brings their favorite side dish or dessert. Another great way to avoid the stress of preparing and serving a huge holiday meal is to check out local options for takeout and prepared dinners.


If you’re hosting a few people in your 82 Flats apartment, take a group break in the community game room to play a little shuffleboard, or take a stroll along Lake Clearwater to burn some calories.

Explore the Great Outdoors

For those who’d prefer to get outside and enjoy the crisp fall weather instead, destinations north of Indy offer a variety of outdoor recreation to make the most of your long weekend. These two spots are about 30 minutes north of 82 Flats, by car:


  • Strawtown Koteewi Park

The largest park in Hamilton County, Strawtown Koteewi Park has more than 800 acres offering almost every kind of recreation activity you could want. Located along the White River, the park has eight miles of trails, a canoe launch, horseback riding, an aerial treetop adventure, and an archery range. 


  • Flat Fork Creek Park 

Located in nearby Fishers, Flat Fork Creek Park is 60 acres of multi-use land with a focus on accessibility, including paved trails, ramps, and even an ADA-accessible treehouse for scenic views. The park’s fishing pond offers a relaxing place to sit by the water (whether or not you’re fishing!), and 20 acres of dedicated reforestation areas are the perfect environment for walking or biking. The best-known feature, however, is the 60-foot sledding and tubing hill, for kids of all ages.

Ready to Make a Move?

If you don’t have plans for your long holiday weekend, that’s a perfect time to move to your new apartment! Ideally located on Indianapolis’ Magnificent Mile, 82 Flats has a variety of floor plans to meet your needs. With modern, spacious apartments and thoughtful community amenities, 82 Flats isa great place to call home. Contact us now to schedule your in-person or virtual tour: (317) 483-0177.

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