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Outdoors & Recreation

Eager to get outside and explore? The Bend is home to dozens of outdoor spaces for you to adventure through. If you’re looking for something a little more organized, many of our parks offer guided hikes and other types of events for visitors looking to spend time outside. 

Potato Creek State Park

Visiting The Bend doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to our cities. Our area can also be an…

St Joseph River

Few things define The Bend like the St. Joseph River. After all, South Bend takes its name directly…

Howard Park

Howard Park is instead a re-imagined destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s…

Parks

Heading outdoors is always an escape from our everyday lives, never more so than during these times…

Hiking

Few activities offer a better chance to explore nature than taking a hike. Around The Bend, trails…

Golf

Playing golf in The Bend means choosing from championship-caliber options. Whatever kind of…

Biking

One of the best ways to explore The Bend is on two wheels.

Birding

Word is starting to get out on The Bend’s birds. Five birding spots are considered popular…