Winter fun in Steuben County

By on Jan 3, 2018 in Family Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There’s no shortage of winter fun in Steuben County! While our 101 lakes might be frozen, there’s plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the season.

Pokagon State Park is home to Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan. It’s open weekends through the end of February. When conditions are favorable, the cross country ski trails are open daily at the park. To get out of the cold, stop in at the nature center, where you’ll find a variety of exhibits along with the Woodland Window to watch the birds that call Pokagon home. The adjacent Trine State Recreation Area offers a quiet place to hike during the colder months.

The newly-opened Thunder Ice Arena on the Trine University campus has open skating throughout the week. There are also men’s and women’s games scheduled throughout the season.

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont offers direct-from-the-manufacturer discounts at such stores as Coach, Bath & Body Works and Under Armour. If you’re looking for unique craft beers, Chapman’s Brewing Company in Angola has several on tap.

The Christmas season offers a few traditions that residents and visitors alike have enjoyed for many years. At Orland’s Booth’s Tree Farm, find pre-cut trees and wreaths. as well as fresh trees you can cut down yourself. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride out into the fields on the weekends to cut your own tree. Downtown Angola welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus the day after Thanksgiving. Northeast Indiana’s largest Christmas tree (the Soldiers’ Monument) is officially lit that evening and stays decorated into the first week of the new year.

 

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