What to Do this Weekend in The Bend (Jan. 22-24)

Sometimes weekend plans are easy to come by. Other times, not so much. Are you wondering what to do the next few days? We have some ideas. 

Take a Winter Hike

Ready to walk off some of those holiday meals? Pull on your boots and add a couple layers before heading out to an area park, where some of our best hiking trails await.

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Skating at the Howard Park Ice Trail

Skating at Howard Park is back! One of the top winter destinations in the Midwest is ready for skaters again. Make sure to know the coronavirus-related protocols before visiting. You’ll have to purchase your ticket in advance and won’t be able to use the indoor spaces, but there’s still fun for all ages.

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Dive into Disco Rides

Studebaker National Museum’s newest exhibit — “Disco Decade Rides: Cars of the 1970s” — takes us back to the days of leisure suits and bell-bottoms. The exhibit features some quintessential cares from the era, like a 1976 AMC Pacer and a 1972 Lincoln Continental MK IV. A fall weekend is the perfect time to stroll through the museum, especially if it’s been awhile since your last visit.

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Skate at Merrifield Park

This skating rink is open 5-9 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m./5-9p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You don’t need to book in advance but be aware that Merrifield is operating at lower capacity and masks are required in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Try One of these Winter Cocktails

We rounded up a list of our favorite winter cocktails from around The Bend, including new twists on old classics. Head out this weekend and give one of them a try.