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View from the top: Hickory Ridge Fire Tower

As the cooler weather and changing leaves draw you outside and into Indiana’s forests, don’t forget that going up is an option. Yes, up — above the treetops. So, how do you get a bird’s-eye view like this? From the Read more >

Fort Wayne’s Johnny Appleseed Festival — Fun for Families!

Johnny Appleseed Festival Video I love the Johnny Appleseed Festival for so many reasons. I have attended at least 20 times during my lifetime so I can give an educated evaluation for my affection for this huge event in my Read more >

Natural Valley Ranch Provides Fun / Memories

I admit up front—horseback riding is my favorite outdoor activity. I’ve loved horses since as a little girl, I took lessons and owned a Quarter horse. When my husband, John, and I took our family on vacations, we went horseback Read more >

Sail Your Cares Away at Winona Lake

A sense of peace filled me as I strolled down Chestnut St. in Winona Lake one early morning. And I do mean Down! The inn is located high on a hill that would intimidate me in winter!   I like Read more >

Fort Wayne trails provide great fun

Searching for a way to take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having this summer? There is no better way than to spend it outside, taking in the scenes of the season. With over 80 miles of trails, Fort Read more >

Calling Athletes for the Ouabache State Park Olympiad!

   I am a far cry from am Olympian. But there is an event this weekend in which I might feel like one and even earn a medal! Ouabache State Park in Wells County is hosting its third annual Ouabache Read more >

Fort Wayne offers fun, inexpensive vacation

Vacations can be expensive and the activities add up quickly. If you are living on a budget, like me, sometimes you have to get creative to find things to do. Luckily, Fort Wayne offers a number of fun, free activities. Read more >

Indiana Dunes and Outdoor Beauty

Indiana Dunes (located in Northwest Indiana) – is full of outdoor beauty. I’ll get to their most visited attraction later, but let me tell you about Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. For starters the railway garden features seven model trains running Read more >

Family Fun in Fort Wayne

With the summer sun beating down and the weeks since school let out mounting, it won’t take long for kids to get restless. A fun-filled weekend away can be just the ticket to break the summer boredom. Fort Wayne offers Read more >