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.

Kingston Fort 4 Fitness

Caring Kingston employees have brainstormed a way to ensure that 19 determined residents are able to complete the Fort4Fitness Senior Challenge.

Due to cold and rainy weather, these seniors were not able to attend the event held on a Friday night at Parkview Field. Because they have been working hard all summer toward their goal it was important that they be recognized for their outstanding efforts. On Friday, October 7th at 3:15 p.m., a final heat in the Senior Marathon was held at Kingston...

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The public is invited to volunteer for this free Honeysuckle removal community event. If you volunteer for one full day you will have earned a free individual annual park pass to Allen County Parks (valued at $20)!

Honeysuckle Daze is an annual event that occurs late in October or early November. We will be removing invasive and non-native Asian bush honeysuckle shrubs that are encroaching on the Fox Island dune in the Fox Island State Nature Preserve. This event is duplicated at Metea County...

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The Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources remind drivers to stay alert as deer become more active in fall months on Indiana’s roadways.

Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle crashes involving deer occur between October and December. Deer are generally more active during mating season in late October into early November. And with many farmers harvesting crops, deer could be on the move at any time, encountering roads more...

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Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.

The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds that have gone to seed or perennial weeds that can take root and grow in your compost pile.

Speed things up by layering yard waste with soil or compost, adding a bit of fertilizer to each layer and...

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If you’ve driven by Eagle Marsh at 45 mph, you may have seen only a blur of the thousands of early-fall sunflowers. You may have thought the scene was pretty. You may have even said, “I really should take a walk there.”

You really should. Honestly, there’s really nothing quite like Eagle Marsh, part of Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP), is located on Engle Road between Smith Road and Jefferson Blvd. In September, the wetland dazzles with sunflowers in a stunning display of yellows and...

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This year marks the History Center’s eleventh year throwing its annual Buffalo Tro. The money raised during this unique fundraiser, which involves tossing buffalo steaks onto a blazing bed of hot coals, is a significant contribution to the History Center’s Heritage Education Fund.

Believing that a firsthand experience with history should be available to all students, all proceeds from this event support our Heritage Education Fund, which allows students in Northeast Indiana to visit the...

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