This area of Indiana is perfect to help you get in touch with nature. Gary Gatman, board president of Noble County CVB joined us today to tell us all about the fun the area has to offer.
Located 19 miles northwest of Fort Wayne right along Indiana State Road 9 in Noble County, Chain O’ Lakes State Park is a unique geological area encompassing 2,718 acres, about 700 acres of which are water. Chain O’ Lakes offers 416 camp sites, 4 canoe camping sites, a rally camp area, youth tent area, and 3 reservable picnic shelters. There are also 18 forested hillside family cabins which sleep 6 people each.
For activities, the park has a Historic 1915 One Room Schoolhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. There is also a beach swimming area and a Boat Rental. The park boasts 12 trails covering 29 miles. These trails vary in difficulty and traverse a variety of habitats within the park, including wooded forest, restored prairie, and the many miles of lakeshore.
There are 13 lakes total in the park, all of which are kettle lakes, formed by receding glacial ice sheets during the Pleistocene Epoch. Nine of these lakes are connected and provide an excellent paddle trail, thus the creation of the “9 Lake Challenge”!
The 9 Lake Challenge will take you 5 miles across the park via nine connected kettle lakes. Enjoy the natural landscape from the unique vantage point of your boat. You can bring your own boat or rent one at the park’s Boat Rental. Download or pick up a paddle map to guide you, take pictures along the way at the nine designated locations, and then show your photos to the staff at park headquarters. Upon completion, get a free sticker and purchase your 9 Lake Challenge merchandise. Then you can officially say I PADDLED THE CHAIN!
No matter which activity you enjoy while visiting, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate in nature here. With 9 connected lakes and 29 miles of trails to explore, Chain O’ Lakes State Park is a small boater’s paradise and a hiker’s haven, where YOU can make Memories Made Naturally.
For more information visit, visitnoblecounty.com.
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY VISIT NOBLE COUNTY.
“Thrifnic,” they’re calling it, “A Won of a Kind picnic event where style and design collide.” This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up, enjoy a beautiful day in the sun and take gorgeous photos. You can also meet some of Indy’s most stylish and like-minded people. Erica Scott, thrift expert and Tiffany Fields, owner of Creatiff + Co, are teaming up for this fun event. They joined us today to share all the details.
Socially distant and outdoor — this is a unique event to attend and a chance to display your style from the inside out. It’s hosted at a beautiful private venue. There will be entertainment, music by DJ Duck, games, and giveaways.
There are two ticket options:
1. Bring Your Own Blanket and accents for your picnic: Please max 4 persons per blanket. Guests will receive complimentary artisan cheese boxes provided by caterer which include a serving of Herbed fromage, Homemade fig jam, Aged Cheese, Soft Cheese, Crackers and Fruit. Feel free to pack your own picnic basket as well! Use code “Indy Style” for a discount.
2. The worry free option of having your section pre-styled for you: Solo attendee? Want less fuss? This ticket allows for a seat at the styled MAIN raised table. Includes table settings, props, designated seat and a #Thriftnic souvenir. Guests will receive complimentary artisan cheese boxes provided by venue which includes Herbed fromage, Homemade fig jam, Aged Cheese, Soft Cheese, Crackers and Fruit. Feel free to pack your own picnic basket as well!
“Thriftinic” is taking place at Traders Point Creamery on Sunday, June 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There are no refunds. There is a rain date for inclement weather, and tickets are transferable.
No tickets will be available day of event.
To purchase tickets to this event visit, click here.
For more from the organizers visit their Instagram pages, @TheFlyWon and @CreatiffLiving.
The IMPD Horse Patrol has been around for nearly forty years, and keeping them in Indy is truly a team effort. You can help support their mission by attending their upcoming fundraiser, “Polo at Sunset,” at the Hickory Hall Polo Club in Boone County.
Chris Golightly, executive director of IMPD Horse Patrol joined us on Indy Style this morning to tell us all about their purpose, funding and this Friday’s event.
What most people do not know is the IMPD Horse Patrol unit is not fully funded by the City’s budget.
City funding pays for hay, grain, bedding, shoeing the horses, basic vet costs, officer salaries, basic facility upkeep/services/utilities and trucks/trailers.
The association supplements this by raising funds that support:
Purchasing horses, officer training and travel to those classes, fences, grooming supplies, salt blocks, tack (saddles, bridles, bits), horse training aids.
“Polo at Sunset” on Aug. 14 raises a portion of these funds for the IMPD Horse Patrol.
Our IMPD Horse Patrol website outlines all prices and details on the event. Cost for general admission is $20 per carload. We also have tailgate spots starting at $100 per carload.
It’s at Hickory Hall Polo Club in Boone County and it’s of course outside, which is where most people want to be right now.
It’s a family event that includes a flyover with a candy drop and of course Polo!
This unit was formed in 1983 with the idea that more patrols needed to be in the downtown area but presented in a positive way.
The unit started with six officers, seven horses, a truck and a horse trailer.
Today there are seven officers and eight active horses.
In crowd management situations, One horse is equal to 10 officers on the ground—protecting in crowds, holding a line.
People can see the unit working at community and school events, city events (ex. Indy 500, Colts games) and patrols our Downtown and other city areas daily to keep us safe.
The horses and officers can be approached, and the patrol is proactively going into our neighborhoods throughout the city over the next few weeks.
Officers and horses are joining food truck vendors each week for small block party type events.
Our officers are here to support the community and work with people in neighborhoods.
For more information, visit impdmountedpatrol.org.