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July 19

Prairie Hike

July 19 at 6:00 PM

More info Cost: Free Ages: All
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Prairie Hike

July 19 at 6:00 PM

Join us for a hike through the amazing and diverse prairie developed at Boot Lake Nature Preserve to get an idea of what a prairie would have looked like 200 years ago. There will be a short introduction of the history of the Boot Lake property then a hike into the prairie to discuss the various unique plants, their significance and history.

July 20

Feature Grain Day

July 20 at 11:00 AM

Location Bonneyville Mill
More info Cost: Free Ages: All
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Feature Grain Day

July 20 at 11:00 AM

Blue Corn is the feature grain this month. Blue cornmeal has a nuttier flavor than yellow cornmeal and is great for any cornmeal recipe. All feature grain days in 2024 will highlight a grain that is not a normal part of our line-up. The resulting flour/meal will be a LIMITED EDITION, product available for a short time. Make sure to attend to get yours before it’s gone. Grinding demonstrations of Blue Corn will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

July 20

Crossroads of Elkhart County Guided Tour

July 20 at 1:00 PM

More info Cost: $4/person at the door (12 & under are free) Ages: All
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Crossroads of Elkhart County Guided Tour

July 20 at 1:00 PM

Walk through our Crossroads of Elkhart County exhibit with the museum staff who developed it! Staff will take you through this national award-winning exhibit that examines how our area got the name “Elkhart,” the contributions of the Miami and Potawatomi, the impact of European nations on the region, and influence the railroads have had on the community for over 170 years.

July 25

Creatures of the Night: Fireflies

July 25 at 9:30 PM

Location Corson Riverwoods County Park (12773 CR 12, Middlebury, IN)
More info Cost: Free Ages: All
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Creatures of the Night: Fireflies

July 25 at 9:30 PM

As night falls, the places we spend time outdoors can feel like a very different place. Familiar trails melt into shadows and the daytime soundscape is replaced with things that go bump in the night as nocturnal creatures come out to play. Join the Elkhart County Parks as we lift night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of these creatures of the night, from spiders weaving webs to bats on the wing. As fireworks light up the night skies in July, another spectacular light show sparks to life in our forests. Walk down a woodland path on one of these nights, and you may feel like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, surrounded by sparkling lights. Come watch these firefly fireworks at Corson Riverwoods. Our group will take our time observing these bioluminescent beings on an easy-paced night hike.

What to Expect: Come prepared for a 1.5-mile hike. This hike is weather-dependent. Please check the event page for updates before heading out.
Suggested Gear: Breathable layers for buggy conditions.
Meet At: Corson Riverwoods County Park, located at 12773 CR 12 in Middlebury (Directions here).

July 27

Crossroads of Elkhart County Guided Tour

July 27 at 1:00 PM

More info Cost: $4/person at the door (12 & under are free) Ages: All
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Crossroads of Elkhart County Guided Tour

July 27 at 1:00 PM

Walk through our Crossroads of Elkhart County exhibit with the museum staff who developed it! Staff will take you through this national award-winning exhibit that examines how our area got the name “Elkhart,” the contributions of the Miami and Potawatomi, the impact of European nations on the region, and influence the railroads have had on the community for over 170 years.

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