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  1. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 2, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  2. Portraits in the Park - St. Patrick's County Park - Manion Cabin

    June 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - June 9, 2020, 8:00 PM @ Manion Cabin & Colten Shelter

    A beautiful professional family portrait is an heirloom that will be cherished forever. Receive a professional 20-minute photoshoot at our rustic cabin and one 8 X 10 portrait. Additional photos can be purchased. Registration and payment are required by May 29.

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  3. Hike the Parks - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center

    June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Nature Center West Wing

    Enjoy St. Joseph County Parks this summer on a FREE guided hike every Wednesday in June. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring what our parks have to offer. We will discover the natural beauty, wildlife, and history at a different park each week. Hikes will last 60-90 minutes. Registration is not required. June 3 - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center June 10 - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn June 17 - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Visitor Center June 24 - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park - Gatehouse

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  4. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 3, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  5. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 4, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  6. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 5, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  7. Full Moon Orienteering - St. Patrick's County Park - Canceled

    June 5, 2020, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Brown Barn

    Can you read a basic map? Are you up for a thrilling experience in a deep dark forest? If you answered yes, then be brave and grab a partner and register for a night of orienteering. Bring a flashlight to help locate checkpoints within the time limit. Participants under 18 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and payment are required by June 2.

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  8. Free Fishing Days - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek & St. Patrick's County Parks

    June 6, 2020, 10:00 AM - June 7, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Brown Barn

    Gate fee in effect. These dates only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were create by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the director of the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Free gate fee for those fishing just show your fishing poles!

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  9. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 6, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  10. Beginner Canoe and Kayak Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn

    June 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn

    Join a certified instructor for a basic canoe/kayak lesson including safety, paddling strokes, loading/unloading, and transporting a canoe/kayak. All equipment provided. Registration and payment are required by June 4.

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  11. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 7, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  12. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 8, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  13. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 9, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  14. Hike the Parks - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center

    June 10, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Nature Center West Wing

    Enjoy St. Joseph County Parks this summer on a FREE guided hike every Wednesday in June. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring what our parks have to offer. We will discover the natural beauty, wildlife, and history at a different park each week. Hikes will last 60-90 minutes. Registration is not required. June 3 - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center June 10 - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn June 17 - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Visitor Center June 24 - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park - Gatehouse

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  15. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  16. Good Clean Dirty Fun! Nature Play Day - St. Patrick's County Park - Canceled

    June 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brown Barn

    Families, join us for an evening of muddy fun! Activities will include making mud pies, mud angels, and other muddy outdoor fun. Wear old clothes and bring a towel.

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  17. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 11, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  18. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  19. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  20. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 14, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  21. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  22. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  23. Hike the Parks - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center

    June 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Nature Center West Wing

    Enjoy St. Joseph County Parks this summer on a FREE guided hike every Wednesday in June. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring what our parks have to offer. We will discover the natural beauty, wildlife, and history at a different park each week. Hikes will last 60-90 minutes. Registration is not required. June 3 - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center June 10 - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn June 17 - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Visitor Center June 24 - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park - Gatehouse

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  24. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  25. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  26. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  27. Self-Guided Mystery Trail - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    June 20, 2020, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

    Self-Guided Mystery Trail: Hike a trail and solve a mystery! Visit Spicer Lake Nature Preserve to discover what made the noise in the night that scared Naturalist Ned. Follow the signs from the parking lot to the Old Field Trail. The mystery trail is about half a mile long. At each clue station you'll get a piece of a secret code, so you'll need a way to write down or record numbers. Solve the mystery for a chance to win some Bendix Woods pure maple syrup! May 20-June 20, during park hours (11 am to 8 pm)

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  28. Twisted Run at Baugo Creek Orienteering Meet - Ferrettie/baugo Creek County Park - Orchard Shelter

    June 20, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Orchard Shelter

    In the international sport of orienteering, you have a mission to find all the checkpoints on your map. Use your wits and powers of observation to find checkpoints in the woods. For more information and/or to register visit https://tinyurl.com/ybdrkfcu

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  29. Big Kids Nature Camp - Canceled

    June 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - June 26, 2020, 2:30 PM @ Brown Barn

    It's summer camp at it's best with a fun nature game show twist! Meet new friends, compete in various outdoor nature themed challenges and end the week with the big overnight at the Manion Cabin located at St. Patrick's County Park.

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  30. Hike the Parks - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center

    June 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Nature Center West Wing

    Enjoy St. Joseph County Parks this summer on a FREE guided hike every Wednesday in June. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring what our parks have to offer. We will discover the natural beauty, wildlife, and history at a different park each week. Hikes will last 60-90 minutes. Registration is not required. June 3 - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center June 10 - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn June 17 - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Visitor Center June 24 - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park - Gatehouse

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  31. Summer Hoopin' - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn

    June 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Brown Barn

    Let's celebrate summer at the park and put a "spin" on it. Start the evening by custom making your own hula hoop. Then join a member of Michiana Hoops outside for some tips and tricks. Registration and payment are required by June 19. Note: If you already have your own hoop, join us outside from 7 to 8 pm.

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  32. Mountain Biking at Bendix Woods - Outdoor Adventures Canceled

    June 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Bendix Woods County Park

    During the first one-day adventure for 6th-8th graders, we'll explore the mountain bike trails at Bendix Woods County Park. Get instruction and tips from an expert mountain biker, then set out onto five miles of wooded trails. Bring your own bike or borrow one from us! Helmets are required.

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