Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Tue Jan. 19

    Private Cross-Country Ski Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park Ages: 15 & up Hit the ski trail with your favorite friends or family pod! Participants will learn the basics of kick and glide, turning and climbing hills. To set up a lesson, call 574-654-3155 and ask for Michaele or email mklingerman@sjcparks.org
  2. Tue Jan. 19

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
  3. Tue Jan. 19

    "Snowflakes at Spicer" a Self-guided Winter Hike Looking for your next hiking adventure? Head on out to Spicer Lake and explore our self-guided "Snowflakes at Spicer" trail. You'll discover the incredible variety of snowflakes and the ingenious ways people photograph and preserve them! Look for the "Winter Walkthrough" sign in the parking lot. Walk the Hawthorn Trail and learn about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who photographed the first snowflake in 1885! Expand your knowledge with snow fun facts and view picture...
  4. Wed Jan. 20

    Private Cross-Country Ski Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park Ages: 15 & up Hit the ski trail with your favorite friends or family pod! Participants will learn the basics of kick and glide, turning and climbing hills. To set up a lesson, call 574-654-3155 and ask for Michaele or email mklingerman@sjcparks.org
  5. Wed Jan. 20

    Winter Wanders - Bendix Woods County Park - Van Paris Shelter Just because winter is here doesn't mean you can't continue hiking! Dress for the weather and lace up your favorite hiking boots!
  6. Wed Jan. 20

    "Snowflakes at Spicer" a Self-guided Winter Hike Looking for your next hiking adventure? Head on out to Spicer Lake and explore our self-guided "Snowflakes at Spicer" trail. You'll discover the incredible variety of snowflakes and the ingenious ways people photograph and preserve them! Look for the "Winter Walkthrough" sign in the parking lot. Walk the Hawthorn Trail and learn about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who photographed the first snowflake in 1885! Expand your knowledge with snow fun facts and view picture...
  1. Thu Jan. 21

    Private Cross-Country Ski Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park Ages: 15 & up Hit the ski trail with your favorite friends or family pod! Participants will learn the basics of kick and glide, turning and climbing hills. To set up a lesson, call 574-654-3155 and ask for Michaele or email mklingerman@sjcparks.org
  2. Thu Jan. 21

    Winter Hike - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station Get outdoors with us to see what is happening in winter. We'll look for signs of animal life along the creek and pond. Registration is required by January 19.
  3. Thu Jan. 21

    "Snowflakes at Spicer" a Self-guided Winter Hike Looking for your next hiking adventure? Head on out to Spicer Lake and explore our self-guided "Snowflakes at Spicer" trail. You'll discover the incredible variety of snowflakes and the ingenious ways people photograph and preserve them! Look for the "Winter Walkthrough" sign in the parking lot. Walk the Hawthorn Trail and learn about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who photographed the first snowflake in 1885! Expand your knowledge with snow fun facts and view picture...
  4. Thu Jan. 21

    Preschool Tubing - St. Patrick's County Park Ages: 3 to 5 yrs. old. Fun for families with preschoolers, snow tubing is a perfect way to spend a snowy afternoon together. Leave the older kids at home-this one is just for the little ones! Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.
  5. Fri Jan. 22

    Private Cross-Country Ski Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park Ages: 15 & up Hit the ski trail with your favorite friends or family pod! Participants will learn the basics of kick and glide, turning and climbing hills. To set up a lesson, call 574-654-3155 and ask for Michaele or email mklingerman@sjcparks.org
  6. Fri Jan. 22

    "Snowflakes at Spicer" a Self-guided Winter Hike Looking for your next hiking adventure? Head on out to Spicer Lake and explore our self-guided "Snowflakes at Spicer" trail. You'll discover the incredible variety of snowflakes and the ingenious ways people photograph and preserve them! Look for the "Winter Walkthrough" sign in the parking lot. Walk the Hawthorn Trail and learn about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who photographed the first snowflake in 1885! Expand your knowledge with snow fun facts and view picture...
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