Trip Idea

Urban Rafting Right in the Middle of Downtown

The white water rafting experience without leaving all that the city offers.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Family Fun, Outdoor Rec & Sports

Region: North

Destinations Included: East Race Waterway, South Bend Chocolate Company, University of Notre Dame, Comfort Suites

Duration: 1 day

Related Trip Ideas: Northern Indiana Summer Festival Tour; Taste of Amish Country in Northern Indiana; Northern Indiana State Park Tour

About this trip idea

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy the outdoors in an urban setting, South Bend has the perfect weekend adventure for you.

Start with The East Race Waterway located in the middle of South Bend on Niles Avenue. Open June - August on Weekends, this 1,900 foot waterway allows for visitors over 54" to raft or kayak down water flowing 450 – 500 cubic feet per second. The only urban rafting experience in the Midwest!

After you enjoy your time on the water, head down to the South Bend Chocolate Company for a taste of handmade gourmet chocolate. Try your hand at making your own chocolate covered spoon, take a tour of the museum and watch a video on the history of delectable chocolate.

Next head to the University of Notre Dame, a gorgeous sprawling campus that is rich in history, whether you visit the museum or simply take your own tour.

When your stomach is full and need for adventure fulfilled, stop off at the Comfort Suites for a night's rest, the amenities include the ability to bring your 4-legged companion for the night along with enjoying a hot free breakfast in the morning.

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East Race Waterway


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