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Whitewater Rafting in Downtown South Bend

Thrill seekers don’t need to stray far from the beaten path in The Bend when looking their next adventure. Located …

A Guide to Potato Creek State Park

Visiting The Bend doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to our cities. Our area can also be an escape. If you’re looking …

Top South Bend Running Trails

If you’re a runner, you’ll find The Bend a great spot for your favorite form of exercise. There are several …

5 Ways to Social Distance at Area Parks

One of the best ways to explore hasn’t changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Visiting parks and recreation areas is a …

Best Bike Trails in The Bend

One of the best ways to explore The Bend is on two wheels. The League of American Bicyclists in 2018 …

Discover The Bend’s County Parks

Heading outdoors is always an escape from our everyday lives, never more so than during these times where we’re being …

A Guide to Golf in The Bend

Playing golf in The Bend means choosing from championship-caliber options.  Multiple courses in South Bend have hosted professional events. Still …

Best Birding Sites in The Bend

Word is starting to get out on The Bend’s birds. Five birding spots are considered popular enough to be included …

Your Guide to Exploring Howard Park

South Bend’s oldest park is no relic of the past.   Howard Park is instead a re-imagined destination for locals and visitors alike. …

8 Best Spots to Watch March Madness

Buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella stories, busted brackets — there’s nothing quite like March Madness. Do you stash away a couple …

5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Winter time has arrived in The Bend. Think you can’t enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? …

Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

There is plenty of great family fun to be had in South Bend Mishawaka.

Hoops and Hockey: Winter Sports at Notre Dame

When people think about sports around here, they often gravitate toward just one – Notre Dame football. There’s no doubt …

Guide to Notre Dame Football Weekends

Notre Dame home football weekends are special. There’s really no other way to put it. Fans from around the country …

Top Ten Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall is a special time in South Bend Mishawaka.

Football Fans Flock to Notre Dame

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but one of the sure signs of fall in The Bend is already here: Notre …

Play Ball with the South Bend Cubs

Warmer temperatures in The Bend usher in one of our favorite pastimes: Baseball in the heart of downtown South Bend. …

Paddle Through The Bend

No physical feature better defines The Bend than the river that runs through its heart. Starting at its headwaters near …

An Adventure Seeker’s Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that combines adrenaline-pumping thrills and a relaxed vibe? Here’s a step-by-step guide to experiencing that …

Stay and Play in The Bend

You can stop the search. Planning your next golf trip starts now. Exciting yet affordable courses await in The Bend. Challenge …

Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever., a weeklong collection of experiences across South Bend, is set for Aug. 1-8 after being postponed on …

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active In the South Bend Area presented by Midwest Living HIKE | PADDLE | SPIN | RUN | EXPLORE | …

Welcome Back, Notre Dame Grads!

WELCOME BACK, NOTRE DAME GRADS! It’s about to be a weekend chalk full of old stories, walking down memory lane and visiting …