As part of a church service project, we helped clean up trails down near Warsaw. Families and individuals gathered from South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth, Warsaw and surrounding areas. We helped pull fallen debris out of the water. What a great way to have a creek stomp with a little dash of service.
There were bike trails just near the river with bikers zooming by on a hot summer day. Thank goodness for the shade. The water was refreshing. The height of the river varied, necessitating getting in up to our waists at points. Here is more information on the trails in Warsaw and Winona Lake. I would love to get back there and explore more! It really only took us about 45 minutes to get down there--sounds like a good day trip!
As a side note, I was pregnant at the time and had our baby less than 2 weeks later. I was worried about the bending and lifting as it was harder at that point of pregnancy; however, I didn't even notice it while I was in the water. Fun!