Tag Archives: recreation

Small Business Saturday

It’s finally that special time of the year for some festive holiday shopping! Every year after Thanksgiving, deal-seeking shoppers rush to stand in line to shop Black Friday deals at busy department stores. The day after Black Friday, enjoy a day of peaceful shopping at your favorite local small business. On Small Business Saturday, discover…

Motorcycle History in Grant County

Grant County is Home of the Hog! Every biker knows that the nickname for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is “hog.” What they may not know is that the iconic nickname was coined right here in Marion, Indiana, almost 100 years ago! Coming off the heels of World War I, the 200-mile “Cornfield Classic” was instrumental in…

Outdoor Adventures in Grant County

During the summertime we all long to spend time outside, experiencing nature and breathing in the fresh air. Whether it’s lake time, a casual stroll in the park or a serious hiking excursion, there are a lot of outdoor adventures to be had in Grant County. Here is our list of the top recreational places…

Most Nostalgic Places to Visit in Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to everything that is classic and cool. Whether it’s a picnic by a beautiful covered bridge, lunch at the drive-in or reliving the gas boom of Gas City, our towns are chock-full of nostalgic charm. Below are some of the most nostalgic places to visit in Grant County. Cumberland Covered…

Find Your Insta-Worthy Photo in Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. The culture, history and natural beauty within the county provide countless memories and priceless photo-ops. Here is our list of top selfie spots in Grant County that are sure to capture your perfect Instagram-worthy photo! Garfield Statues Grant County’s Garfield Trail County-wide…

Strolls in the Park

When blue skies and warm weather come along, we dream of long strolls in park. The gentle spring breeze and colorful flowers are welcomed after the doldrums of an unpredictable Indiana winter. The paths, parks and gardens in Grant County offer even more to the casual hiker. From trains and rivers to Garfield statues and…

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…

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…

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…