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Five Things For Your End of Summer Bucket List

The end of summer is almost here and if you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t taken enough days to enjoy these warm days before they’re gone. Here are the five things you (and I) have to do south of Indy Read more >

Quilt Gardens: How One Idea Flowered Into a Million Blooms

By Marshall V. King Ten years of Quilt Gardens in Elkhart County has resulted in a lot of blooms, a lot of visitors and a lot of stories. Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross, Elkhart County Extension Director and an Extension educator, can tell you about Read more >

You Have to See This Tropical Oasis in… Central Indiana?

The Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden sits nestled in Indy’s near southside. For those wishing to escape into a tropical oasis, or retreat into the beauty of a formal garden this spring and summer, a trip to Garfield Park Read more >

State Park Admission is Just 10 Cents on June 4-5!

Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change — literally. That’s because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by “rolling back” gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of Read more >

A New Way to Explore White River State Park

Having lived in Indy almost 15 years I’m no stranger to White River State Park. I know all the top facts (its a beautiful park in the heart of downtown, houses several attractions, etc). BUT, I got to experience the Read more >

Fort Wayne trails provide great fun

Searching for a way to take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having this summer? There is no better way than to spend it outside, taking in the scenes of the season. With over 80 miles of trails, Fort Read more >

Fort Wayne offers fun, inexpensive vacation

Vacations can be expensive and the activities add up quickly. If you are living on a budget, like me, sometimes you have to get creative to find things to do. Luckily, Fort Wayne offers a number of fun, free activities. Read more >

The Skinny on South Bend

I spent the day with my four-year-old in South Bend last month. While we didn’t get close to visiting all of their attractions it was a full day of fun. We started downtown at HealthWorks! Kids Museum. The purpose of Read more >

Trek the trails in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

A visit to Fort Wayne this spring wont be complete without stepping foot in at least one of the local parks or trails the area has to offer. A newly-enhanced website showcasing Fort Waynes green space debuted this month to Read more >