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.


Outdoor Indiana magazine’s May-June issue is the first to include an eight-page collectible full-color insert on a state park or reservoir property. McCormick’s Creek State Park, Indiana’s oldest, is the first featured. The magazine will continue profiling one property each issue, until the centennial of Indiana state parks in 2016.

The same issue also debuts what may become an annual feature on Indiana’s best combination of small town/big...

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TAKE ME FISHING™  Debuts Three New Patches for Scouts

TAKE ME FISHING, the boating and fishing communities’ national campaign, introduced the Scouting Patch Program recently. Three new boating and fishing patches, now available to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, promote the merits of the sport and encourage scouts to plan and organize fishing trips using the resources found at TakeMeFishing.org.

Passport Patch – Cub Scouts and Scouts aged 6 to 11 earn this patch by completing an introductory...

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(Discovered/invented on campout when onions were accidentally left off grocery list)

3 eggs

A teaspoon of water for each egg

Butter, margarine, olive oil, canola oil, or bacon grease (I prefer olive oil)

Small handful of chopped wild green onions, chopped wild ramps, or chives

Salt and pepper to taste

Slice of cheese (cheddar or Swiss

1/4 of a red bell pepper (diced) green bell pepper will do but not as colorful

Hot sauce (optional)

Beat eggs and water together...

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I love to camp. I love to fish. I love to hunt. I love to canoe down a slow meandering stream. I love the out-of-doors. I was raised in a small town in West Virginia where half of our growing up was spent in the out of doors and on the river. I lived in a town of 1,500 population and our high school (including the 7th and 8th grades) numbered only about 500 students.

We went to school for a few hours and spent the rest of the time outside. We hiked the mountains, fished the rivers, built...

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Elmhurst Neighborhood Association Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at the YMCA Hodell Acres Summer Camp at 3433 Elmhurst Drive. This is a joint effort planned for the annual Fort Wayne Great American Clean-Up Day of the neighborhood, the city, the YMCA, and the Elmhurst Little League parents.

Cleaning up the bushes and brush around the Little League Practice Field at Hodell Acres on Elmhurst Drive is a huge project that needs to be done every few years so the kids can retrieve...

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You know who you are. You broke the padlock on the Boy Scout Troop trailer parked behind Calvary United Methodist Church at 6301 Winchester Road and ran off with Dutch ovens, camps stoves, tents, and other equipment. The police have been notified, fingerprints are being checked, and the neighbors are being questioned. All walkers and bikers that use the area are asked to come forward with any information on recent activity...

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