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Valentine Day Soup and Ski

St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn/Manion Cabin, South Bend, IN
Fee: $18/person
Enjoy a beautiful Valentine’s Day morning cross country skiing the trails of St. Patrick’s County Park. While out on the trails stop by the Manion Cabin for lunch between 11 am and 1 pm to warm up with a hot bowl of soup from Victorian Pantry. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lunch. Registration and payment by February 10. To register call 574-654-3155.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828


Snowshoe Club for Seniors

Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station and St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn
Fee: $12/person for 4 sessions
Ages: 50 and older
Are you looking for a way to stay active this winter? Join Park Staff and other local seniors while snowshoeing the trails of Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick’s County Park. Snowshoes allow you to enjoy the winter sights and sounds while exercising. Instructions and snowshoes will be provided. In the event of no snow we will enjoy a winter walk in the woods. Registration and payment are required by January 15. To register call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828


Family Passport to Play: Innertubing

St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn, South Bend, IN
St. Joseph County Parks and the Passport to Play program wants to give your family the chance to enjoy the outdoors and exercise in a fun way. Join us and the reducing Obesity Coalition of St. Joseph County for a FREE family fun evening of tubing. No snow no problem. In the event of no snow we will walk the trails on a winter wonderland scavenger hunt followed by a fun “edutainment” activity for families.

Jamie Hartzke 574-2774828


Cross Country Ski Clinic

St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn, South Bend, IN
Fee: $10/person
Ages 12 and up
Join St. Joseph County Park staff for a cross country ski clinic. Topics include: equipment selection, waxing, clothing and gear, safety techniques and training. There will also be a ski lesson for beginners. If there are poor snow conditions, the program will be offered on January 17 instead. Registration and payment required by January 7. To register call 574-654-3155.


To register call 574-654-3155.