Posts Tagged: recreation

Marion’s Mississinewa Riverwalk

Scenic path that follows the Mississinewa River and stretches for 2.25 miles. The walkway begins at Washington Street bridge and 1st Street, and extends through Matter Park, providing a trail system for recreation and physical fitness.  Walk, jog, run, bike, roller-blade – this paved trail is perfect for all types of activity.  Families and children love this trail!

Matter Park

Open year round. The largest and oldest park in Marion, possessing a strong naturalistic character, is the center for many festivals. Don’t miss the native beauty of the butterfly/wildflower garden! Within the park are softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking trail.

Mississinewa Reservoir

14,386 acres and a 1,100 acre lake.  Mississinewa Lake, one of the three Upper Wabash flood-control reservoirs, offers excellent fishing, hunting  and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. In addition to featuring a 400-plus-site campground and family cabins, Mississinewa was the first state property in Indiana to introduce seasonal camping, where visitors can retain a campsite for the entire season in an all-new campground. The expanses of forests, prairies and farmland surrounding the lake provide attractive habitat to a wide variety of wildlife, exhibiting exceptional viewing opportunities for hikers, bird watchers and touring bicyclists. Activities and Facilities Basketball Court, Horseshoes… Read more »

Salamonie Reservoir

11,594 acres and a 2,855 acre lake. This property boasts sixty ponds, marshes and wetlands. The name Salamonie was derived from the Native American word “O-sah-mo-nee,” which means “yellowpaint.” Native Americans made yellow paint from the bloodroot plant which grew in great abundance along the winding banks of the river.  Be sure to visit the nearby Salamonie River State Forest, which encompasses 850 acres and offers many recreational opportunities to its visitors. Activities & Facilities Amphitheatre Basketball Courts Biking Trails  Boating / Launch Ramps/ Marina   Bridle Trails Canoeing/kayaking  Cross-country Skiing – no rental Fishing / Ice Fishing Fishing Pier (open when water… Read more »