Looking for Something?

5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Think you can't enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? Think again. Lace up your boots, zip up that coat and pull on some gloves before heading outside for these five fun activities. Ice Skating at Howard Park Howard Park in South Bend is home to a state-of-the-art…

Read More

6 Places for a Winter Hike

Hiking doesn't have to be a family friendly outdoor activity you call off for winter. Lace up some boots over your warmest socks, add a couple extra layers and head to these parks for a walk off the beaten path. Bendix Woods County Park Many favor Bendix Woods County Park during spring when the…

Read More

Top 10 Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall in The Bend is a pretty special time. Crisp air swoops in along with football season. Beautifully colorful leaves make for an experience that sticks with you, especially if you’re out in our parks and nature areas. Harvest time also brings fresh bounty for local markets and restaurants. Here…

Read More

Your Guide to a South Bend Golf Getaway

A championship-caliber weekend awaits in South Bend for your golf getaway. We've already done the planning for you: Multiple courses and great food and drink should make for an unforgettable golf-focused trip. Let us show you how with this itinerary. Day 1 Afternoon round at Warren Golf Course Start…

Read More

Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever. 2021, a weeklong festival celebrating creativity and culture in South Bend, is set for Aug. 1-7. Tickets are now on sale for three new events to take place this year. Let’s take a closer look at some headline events on the schedule. Select Festival Schedule RELATED CONTENT: See the…

Read More

Top South Bend Running Trails

If you're a runner, you'll find The Bend a great spot for your favorite form of exercise. There are several trails and running routes to accommodate different distances, many of which run along the St. Joseph River for a scenic distraction. Mishawaka River Walk Loop Let's talk a little bit more…

Read More

8 Best Spots to Watch March Madness

Buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella stories, busted brackets — there's nothing quite like March hoops. Do you stash away a couple vacation days to catch the first round of games? We don't blame you. Here are some good spots in The Bend if you're trying to find a place with wall-to-wall televisions…

Read More

5 Great Winter Walks Around The Bend

We all need to get outside a little more these days, even during the winter months. Fortunately, there are several paths and trails around The Bend where you can bundle up and go for a walk. These are five of our favorites. University of Notre Dame The undisputed champion of places to get your steps…

Read More

Your Guide to Exploring Howard Park

South Bend’s oldest park is no relic of the past. Howard Park is instead a re-imagined destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a gathering place and an area for outdoor exploration. It’s fun, family friendly and accessible. There’s something for every season, but there’s no doubt it shines…

Read More

Discover The Bend's County Parks

Heading outdoors is always an escape from our everyday lives, never more so than during these times where we're being asked to stay apart. Stemming the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve is important work. That's why we need to stay home except for essential trips. But there's still room to…

Read More