Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Michiana Summer Guides 2013

There are so many great places to visit in the Michiana area. The parks departments of nearby towns and cities operate many special programs in the summer. Here are links to the various towns and a few highlights that our family would like to check out!

We want to try out the Twin Branch Park with their splash pad. I think it's on the schedule next week. Looking at the map, there are several parks that wrap around the St. Joseph River--I think it's really neat they have preserved some of these semi natural areas for public use. There is also information about community gardens, various FREE classes for children (self-defense, healthy living, tai chi, baton twirling and more!), summer day camps, movie night in August, Summerfest, Shakespeare Festival, Rennaisance Festival, golfing, and more! The Summerfest on June 21st and 22nd looks like fun!

South Bend
Several free kids' activities in the parks, Passport to Play, pools, East Race Waterway, Celtic Festival (September 1st), Rum Village Nature Camps!, and lots of sports activities. This guide goes into fall--can I already plan for the fun activities this far ahead? The new splash pad at Potawatomi Park looks fun!

Splash pads, McNaughton Spray park, Ideal Beach, pools and swimming lessons, day camps, Rhapsody in Green, summer concert series and more!

Reith Interpretive Center (lots of natural aspects and program possibilities!), Fishing Derby (June 1st), sports and other camps/activities, canoe rentals, tree hikes, trails, summer lunch programs, and more!

Looking forward to summer! Let us know your top activity picks!