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What to Do with Kids in The Bend this Winter

If you're looking to get the family out of the house this winter, we have some ideas for how to do so. Kid friendly activities are around every corner. Ice Skating Winter activities seem to officially begin when the skating rinks open. The ice trail at Howard Park in South Bend is wildly popular (as…

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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean mapping out a trip to the beach. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. If you're looking for those simple pleasures, let us show you how to put together a spring break adventure in The Bend…

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Plan an Unforgettable Road Trip to The Bend

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Plotting out the stops on your trip is just the beginning. You’ll probably want to at least sketch out some activities before packing up the car (don’t forget snacks!) and hitting the road. But where to begin? The Bend is an ideal road trip hub, with…

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Homemade Syrup in New Carlisle

Plunk. Plunk. Plunk. A family peers over the rim of a silver bucket hanging on a maple tree and watches clear maple sap drip from a tiny spout. When temperatures rise above freezing at the end of winter, the sap’s-a running. Syrup-making in our region dates back to Woodland Indians, who mastered the…

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