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Learn to Kayak & Paddleboard at These 5 Amazing Spots

Shallow streams, a great lake, a nationally recognized waterway, small lakes and ponds can all be found in the South Shore. We’ve put together a list of water trails for beginners complete with rental locations. Have your own equipment? Looking Read more >

The One-of-a-Kind Boat Adventure You Have to Try in Madison

I first met Captains Janet & Paul about 5 years ago when they rode into Madison hoping to start a jet boat tour business on the Ohio River. Five years later, they have expanded their tours, added 2 new crew Read more >

Richmond for Kids (And Adults Too!)

It has been a year or so since I spent a few days in Richmond/Wayne County (just an hour or so east of Indy) and my visit was overdue! It is amazing all we experience when we are there. Veach’s Read more >

Santa arrives by seaplane, kicks-off 2015 Ohio County holiday events

When your Main Street begins at the beautiful Ohio River waterfront that’s all the more reason to have Santa Claus arrive by seaplane! The public is invited to meet on Front Street in Rising Sun on Friday, December 4 around Read more >

Kids Go Wild for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Have you been to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. What a gem of an attraction.We had been there a few years back and honestly I forgot how much I loved this place! Not only do they have wonderful animals but Read more >

Fort Harrison State Park

State Parks – a gem across the state in Indiana. I’ve visited my share (McCormick’s Creek, Prophetstown, Turkey Run) and I love them all. Last month I had the opportunity to return to one I hadn’t been to in awhile Read more >

Crown Point and Portage Jewels — South Shore tour Part 2

Before we venture into Part 2 of our hunt for treasures in the South Shore area of Indiana, I should explain what the South Shore of Indiana is. This area serves residents in six counties in two states: Lake, Porter, Read more >

The Farmhouse Restaurant

Last year I visited Fair Oaks Farms with my family and you can learn all about the educational experience they offer here. But when I heard earlier this year that they were opening a new restaurant – The Farmhouse Restaurant Read more >

View from the top: Hickory Ridge Fire Tower

As the cooler weather and changing leaves draw you outside and into Indiana’s forests, don’t forget that going up is an option. Yes, up — above the treetops. So, how do you get a bird’s-eye view like this? From the Read more >