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 May 17

  2. Sat Jun. 4

    Free Fishing Day These days only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity.
  3. Sun Jun. 5

    Free Fishing Day These days only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity.
  4. Tue Jun. 7

    Women Experience the Outdoors: Birding Hike Late spring is a great time to go out looking for birds! Meet a park interpreter at the Brown Barn for an introduction to the birds of St. Patrick's County Park. Then hit the trail for a guided hike as we enjoy the birds in their natural habitats. Bring your own binoculars, or borrow some of ours. Registration and payment required by June 3.
  5. Tue Jun. 7

    Outdoor Adventures 6th-8th: Discs and Kayaks Spend the morning learning tips and tricks from an experienced disc golfer at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park. In the afternoon, practice your kayaking skills and set out on a relaxing journey to discover the twists and turns of Baugo Creek. Limited Space. Registration ends May 31st.
  6. Fri Jun. 10

    Nature On-The-Go: Bring on the Birds! Visit this come-and-go program at St. Patrick's County Park's River Ramble to learn about the birds of northern Indiana. See tools that help you identify them, learn how to bring them to your yard, and play the song game!
  1. Sat Jun. 11

    Grassland Bird Hike Enjoy a morning of birding at Beverly Crone Restoration Area. We will walk the gravel path in search of Dickcissel, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolinks, and other grassland birds. The Restoration Area is located at Jackson Road and Locust Road, west of U.S. 31. Park on the spur on the south side of Jackson, just east of Locust. Registration required by June 10.
  2. Sun Jun. 12

    Beginner Kayak Lessons *Ages 10-18 years Join a certified instructor for a basic kayak lesson including safety, paddling strokes, loading/unloading, and transporting a kayak. All equipment provided. Registration and payment required by June 10.
  3. Wed Jun. 15

    Baugo Creek Kayak/Canoe Clean-Up *Minimum age 14 yrs. Under 18 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult. Help us keep the creek clean by contributing to our goal of removing small debris and trash. While enjoying an afternoon paddle, do your part and support a healthy, thriving environment for plants and wildlife who rely on this habitat. *Vessels and required life jackets provided. Registration required by June 13.
  4. Sun Jun. 19

    Beginner Kayak Lessons *Ages 10-18 years Join a certified instructor for a basic kayak lesson including safety, paddling strokes, loading/unloading, and transporting a kayak. All equipment provided. Registration and payment required by June 10.
  5. Tue Jun. 21

  6. Sat Jun. 25

    Pounded Leaf Art and "Don't Mess with Me" Learn how to create a nature print by using plant pounding techniques and make one to take home with you! Know what plants you should not "mess with" when selecting specimens for you nature art by learning how to identify hazardous plants that are common to our area to ensure the safety of your future leaf art projects. Registration and payment required by June 23.
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