Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

 

Q – What makes you think you’re such an expert on the outdoors?

A – No one said I was an expert (surely not me); I just know where to look for the answers AND I’ve been camping for nigh on to 60-some years so I’ve learned a few things that I’d like to pass on to those not interested in making the same mistakes I did learning what I’ve...

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How many of you have had trouble building a campfire? OK, OK, I don't mean to embarrass you; we've all had trouble building a fire now and then and I want you to know that it isn't easy if you don't know how or I should say, "Anything's easy if you do know how. It's just a matter of, (here goes the old Boy Scout motto again), Being Prepared.

You wouldn't start out on a long car trip with an empty gas tank; why start out on an outdoor adventure un-prepared. Any time you go into the woods...

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Happy Birthday
Boy Scouts of America

The BSA turns 100 years old next month and there are celebrations galore planned all over this land. I won't go into their history but you can bet they have helped make history and have been a big asset to this country in times of war, in times of disasters, in times of peace, and in every day living by what they have accomplished in the many Eagle service projects they've done throughout the area.

In our own metropolis of Waynedale, Indiana the Boy Scouts...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

Q – What is there to do outside at this time of the year?

A – Here's a whole list of things to do to keep busy, to enjoy the outdoors, and to support our DNR's effort to bring the outdoors to you. Enjoy.

Beat the Winter Blah's Jan. 28, Feb. 11 & 25, March 11 & 25 at 1 p.m. $2 each plus supply expense for some programs. Stamping and...

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Aboite New Trails ("ANT") announces a $25,000 pledge over three years from Do it Best Corp. The Do it Best Corp. commitment goes through 2013 and will help to complete the Make the Connection initiative, which now needs only 2.5 more trail miles on Homestead Road and the Towpath Trail to create 50 continuous miles across Fort Wayne, linking together the Aboite Trails, downtown's Rivergreenway and New Haven's scenic trail system. For the first time in Fort Wayne's history, thousands of area...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetland preserves southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter and spring. All are free and open to the community.

Little River Ramblers Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh every Tuesday 9-11 am. Meet at the Boy Scout office parking lot, end of Olde Canal Place Road, Fort Wayne, to explore the flora and fauna present.

Breakfast on the Marsh: 8–10 am, Second Thursday of...

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