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. Thu Jan. 18

    Preschool Tubing 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! Meet at the Brown Barn.
  2. Fri Jan. 19

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal in learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a mini 30-minute "Click and GO!" lesson on the basics of skiing, then hit the ski trails! Trail conditions permitting. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lesson! Meet at the Red Barn. Offered every Fri. Jan. 12-Feb. 23, conditions permitting. Call 574-277-4828 to confirm conditions. No registration needed.
  3. Fri Jan. 19

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey. Additional ski nights are January 5 & February 2. In the event of no snow, participants can still take pleasure in an evening hike to the Manion Cabin along luminaire-lit trails. No registration needed.
  4. Thu Jan. 25

    Boomers and Beyond: Cross-Country Ski Lesson Balance, stride and fly! Join other Boomers (ages 50+) and learn cross-country skiing basics while enjoying the winter display. Back up date if snow conditions are poor is Thursday, February 1. Registration and payment are required by January 22.
  5. Thu Jan. 25

    Preschool Tubing 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! Meet at the Brown Barn.
  6. Fri Jan. 26

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal in learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a mini 30-minute "Click and GO!" lesson on the basics of skiing, then hit the ski trails! Trail conditions permitting. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lesson! Meet at the Red Barn. Offered every Fri. Jan. 12-Feb. 23, conditions permitting. Call 574-277-4828 to confirm conditions. No registration needed.
  1. Sat Jan. 27

    Soup, Salad & Moonlight Snowshoe Hike Ages 12 & up Enjoy a supper of soup and salad in the historic Studebaker Clubhouse, then embark on a moonlit snowshoe hike through the Studebaker Trees down to the sugar house where dessert and a warm crackling fire await to refresh you for the return hike. In the event of no snow, participants can still take pleasure in an evening hike to the sugar house. Registration and payment are required by Jan. 19.
  2. Thu Feb. 1

    Preschool Tubing 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! Meet at the Brown Barn.
  3. Thu Feb. 1

    Winter Hike for Kids Ages 5 & up, accompanied by adult. Join us for a hike to see what is happening in winter. We'll look for signs of animal life along the creek and pond. If weather permits, we will hike on snowshoes. Space is limited. Registration and payment are required by January 29.
  4. Fri Feb. 2

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons Is your goal in learning how to ski with those weird sticks strapped on your feet? Receive a mini 30-minute "Click and GO!" lesson on the basics of skiing, then hit the ski trails! Trail conditions permitting. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lesson! Meet at the Red Barn. Offered every Fri. Jan. 12-Feb. 23, conditions permitting. Call 574-277-4828 to confirm conditions. No registration needed.
  5. Fri Feb. 2

    Skiing Under the Stars Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey. Additional ski nights are January 5 & 19. In the event of no snow, participants can still take pleasure in an evening hike to the Manion Cabin along luminaire-lit trails. No registration needed.
  6. Sat Feb. 3

    Science Alive! Come visit us at Science Alive! Join park staff for hands-on nature fun!
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