St. Patrick's County Park
St. Joseph County
50651 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN 46637
398 acres. With wooded trails, picnic shelters, hiking trails and a playground, this park is a popular destination for visitors from around the region. In winter, innertubing, cross-county ski rentals and groomed trails transform the park into winter wonderland. Canoe and kayak rentals are offered on the St. Joseph River May through early October. The Red Barn and nearby farm buildings are on the National Register of Historic Sites. A recreated orchard with heirloom apple trees and grapes and the Goodhew Gazebo are popular venues for outdoor weddings. For a peaceful weekend get-away, the Manion Cabin, sleeps up to 8. In summer, Outdoor Adventure day camp connects children with nature. And the barn-themed playground is fun for children to explore. Hours vary, see website or call 574-277-4828.