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. Wed Apr. 5

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  2. Thu Apr. 6

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  3. Fri Apr. 7

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  4. Wed Apr. 12

    Boomers and Beyond Spring Walking Club Boomers, put on your walking shoes! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of each park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Transportation provided to other sites from St. Patrick's County Park. Registration and payment are required by April 7. St. Patrick' County Park (April 12, 26 & May 10) Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park (April 19) Bendix Woods County Park (May 3) Spicer Lake Nature Preserve (May 17)
  5. Sat Apr. 15

    Parent-Child Fishing Derby Put your fishing skills to the test on our ponds. This is a friendly fishing competition with prizes for our younger friends of fishing. This is a catch and release event. The competition will be for the longest caught fish, and most overall fish caught. Bait and fishing equipment will be available. Registration is required by April 10. Ages: 6-12; Space is limited. Check in: 8:00 am, Fishing 8:30 - 10:30 am Meet in the Brown Barn
  6. Sat Apr. 15

    Great Golden Egg Hunt Enjoy the outdoors and search for the "Great Golden Egg." Park staff will hide ONE egg alongside a trail at each of the county parks. Each egg can be redeemed for a summer fun pack of canoe rental, disc golf, and gate entry coupons. Please stay on the trails.
  1. Sat Apr. 15

    Free Fishing Days On April 15, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Check out the boat ramps and piers at St. Patrick's and Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Parks! Free gate fee for those fishing, just show us your fishing poles! Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity.
  2. Mon Apr. 17

    Garden Work Days Do you have a green thumb? If, not that's ok! Help us tidy up the landscaping around the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center.
  3. Tue Apr. 18

  4. Thu Apr. 20

    Nature Munchkins - Skunks Parents and grandparents - discover nature with your 3 to 4 year old! Advance registration and payment are required. Siblings outside of the age bracket are not allowed to attend. Participants may register for three sessions for $12. Meet at the Brown Barn
  5. Sat Apr. 22

    Audubon Rummage Sale Shop through a barn full of treasures! This annual event is organized by the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society. Drop off your donated items at the Red Barn April 19-21 from 1 to 6 pm. Donations of electronics or sofas not accepted. For more information, call 574-334-7761 Event taking place in the Red Barn.
  6. Sat Apr. 22

    Cache In-Trash out (CITO) Help celebrate Earth Day! Cache In-Trash Out (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by geocachers worldwide. A special geocaching course will be set up for the day. Bring gloves, bug repellent and a dish to pass for a potluck lunch following clean up. A short intro to geocaching will be given from 9 to 10 am. Registration is required by April 19. Meet at Baugo Station.
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