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Six Picks: Must-Visit Mishawaka Parks

If there is just one thing you need to know about Mishawaka, it might as well be that it is home to an amazing parks system. Several of them line the St. Joseph River as it flows toward South Bend to create the Mishawaka Riverwalk. This multipurpose path is great for walking, running or biking with…

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Your Guide to the East Race Waterway

There are few thrills like tackling the East Race Waterway. Imagine the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting. Then transport that experience to the heart of downtown South Bend. That's what awaits at the first manmade whitewater rafting course in the country. East Race Waterway Details So, you're…

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Winter Fishing Around South Bend and Mishawaka

Anglers looking to hook some steelhead know The Bend as one of the best places in the Midwest to visit during winter. St. Joe River Steelhead Run Similar to salmon in the fall, steelhead make the journey up the St. Joseph River to spawn. They begin their journey in Lake Michigan, enter the river…

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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…

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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…

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Top 10 Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall in The Bend is a pretty special time. Crisp air swoops in to South Bend and Mishawaka along with Notre Dame football season. Beautifully colorful leaves make for an experience that sticks with you. Harvest time also brings fresh bounty for local markets and restaurants. Here are some of our…

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Guide to Fall Fishing Around South Bend

If ever there was an ideal time to go fishing in The Bend, fall might be it. Cooler temperatures, spawning runs for prominent species and beautiful outdoor settings converge to make autumn a wonderful season to head out on the St. Joseph River, its tributaries and inland lakes. “It’s just…

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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…

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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…

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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that offers more adrenaline rush than a relaxed vibe? This is your guide to an adventure-filled fall visit to The Bend. Animal Encounters at Potawatomi Zoo Visiting the zoo is always fun for all ages. Even more so when you add an up-close-and-personal encounter with…

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