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.

It seems to me that most gardeners that grow potatoes are experienced gardeners, but please don’t let that discourage you from trying. Growing potatoes is very easy and almost a “no-brainer”. A couple of things you need to know is that the best way to get started is by using certified “seed potatoes” sold at most garden centers during the spring planting season. What makes the seed potato better than just any potato that you purchase at the grocery store is that the store-bought potatoes are...

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This past weekend while attending the “Walk for Cancer” which took place at the TinCaps Stadium, I had the opportunity to enter into the downtown “Farmers’ Market” which is also inside the warm confides of the TinCaps lower level of the parking garage. If you have never gone to the market, take an hour of your valuable time to give it a try. The Market is open every first and third Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm and parking is no problem...just park anywhere, it’s Saturday. No need for...

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Red winged blackbird flying - Photo by George "Dewey" Powell

October has come, October with its bright blue weather.

It’s October, and more and more tree leaves are changing to the colors of fall. Cottonwood tree leaves are turning yellow, maple leaves are changing to red and yellow. Oak leaves are becoming red and yellow and brown. Sumac leaves are dark red.

These are days when the sky is gray, not blue, days when frost covers the ground and a strong cold wind blows from the north, whipping leaves from the trees and scattering them across the ground...

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Street Department crews will be visible in every neighborhood in the City over the next several weeks, collecting leaves in two separate trips through each Fort Wayne neighborhood. This vital City service begins on Monday October 19, 2015.

“This is an important benefit we provide to our neighborhoods. It’s a service that offers convenience, enhances a neighborhood’s appearance, and improves the quality of life in our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry.

There are two ways to have your leaves...

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A new offer from Indiana State Parks makes weeknight camping more affordable between August 10 and November 4.

Those who book a new campsite, family cabin or rent-a-camp cabin reservation for one or more consecutive weeknights (Sundays through Wednesdays) during the time period will receive 20 percent off of their reserved weeknights at the time of booking.

The offer applies to all State Parks and State-Parks-managed lake campgrounds, Deam Lake and Starve Hollow state recreation areas, and...

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Don’t pack away that shovel and trowel. Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Here are just a few ideas for adding immediate and long term beauty to your garden.

Add cool season annuals like pansies, snapdragons, ornamental kale and stocks to brighten the fall garden. Those in milder regions will enjoy them throughout the winter. Consider adding cold hardy pansies. They provide color in the fall garden, survive most winters, and are back blooming in the spring...

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