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Breakfast with the Birds

Talks focus on feeder and backyard bird watching Learn to ID featured birds and their calls Take a casual, social walk with friends Enjoy coffee and donuts Bird and nature lovers of all ages welcome. Our trails are made of crushed limestone for a flat, even surface.

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First Day Hike – Luminary Walk

Join thousands of people all across America hiking their way to a healthy new year! First Day Hikes were started to promote outdoor recreation. Make a resolution to get outside more in 2020! Meet at the Dallas Lake Lodge. Dress for cold, wet weather! Free coffee and cocoa will be served while supplies last. See …

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30th Anniversary – Maplewood Nature Center

Celebrate with an evening of memories and outdoor enjoyment! Cupcakes & Punch Luminary Walk S’mores Campfire Picture Slideshow Music Dress for cool weather! The Friends of LaGrange County Parks will be serving gourmet maple s’mores and selling hot beverages fireside.

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Sunday with Sandhills

Meet at Maple Wood Nature Center at 3:30 pm on Sunday to join a bird-watching excursion to see the Sandhill Cranes migrating through Pigeon River FWA. The Naturalist does have free, limited seating available in a passenger van. To reserve your seat, please call the park office at 260.854.2225. We’ll birdwatch at the waterfowl resting …

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Trading Post Fall Fest

Live music from Rebekah Meldrum Band ft. Joe Hart at 7 PM Food & Drinks from Ziffle’s Zip ‘N’ Go & Indy Beer Taps at 5 PM Cornhole Tournament at 12 PM & Outdoor Games

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Paddle for Parkview

There’s something for everyone at our 2019 “Paddle for Parkview” and it is the perfect opportunity to spend the afternoon being active in the great outdoors enjoying one of our county’s natural treasures. Participants will have a choice between two paddle options: a family-friendly, leisurely seven-mile paddle down the Pigeon River or a more challenging …

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FREE Family Fishing Day

Take the family fishing for free on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rainbow Pit. Enjoy Indiana’s last free fishing weekend.  Poles and bait will be provided while supplies last. The Friends of LaGrange County Parks are having a freewill donation fish fry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The …

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Pine Knob Field & Fish Day

Competition Bow Shoot 8a-11a It is time to tuneup your bow and competition is a way to sharpen your skill.  The competition bow Shoot is 8a-11:30a.  Score cards must be turned in by 11:30 to be eligible for awards.  The competition follows the 1.7 mile, 30 target 3-D course.  Registration is $10 for 16 years …

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Patchwork Trails: 2019 Walking Season

Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors! Patchwork Trails combines exercise, education, friendship, and fun!  Each walk will showcase season beauty unique to each property.   We’ll look at what’s blooming, what’s singing, what’s flying and what’s underfoot! A detailed description of each walk will be put on the Parks website calendar prior to each …

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