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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. …

Guide to Notre Dame Football Weekends

Fall Saturdays in The Bend are going to feel a little different this year.  Coronavirus-related restrictions mean the Notre Dame …

Your Guide to a South Bend Golf Getaway

A championship-caliber weekend awaits in South Bend for your golf getaway. We’ve already done the planning for you: Multiple courses …

Top Ten Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall is a special time in South Bend Mishawaka.

Whitewater Rafting in Downtown South Bend

NOTE: The East Race Waterway is now CLOSED for the season. Thrill seekers don’t need to stray far from the …

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 …

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 …

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 …