Weekend Update: Hike with Your Hound & Kids Royal Sip and Paint

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy this beautiful summer weather with your pet, check out Hike with Your Hound. This Friday, June 15th you can hike the trails of Clegg Memorial Garden with your pup! From 10AM to 2PM, NICHES welcomes you and your dogs to hike the trails and meet with dog friendly organizations in the community! Did you know NICHES properties are all leashed dog friendly? NICHES loves dogs so they’re hosting this Hike With Your Hound event to inspire more people to get outside with their dogs! Come out to Clegg Memorial Garden and hike the trails with your furry best friend! Visit with other outdoor loving dogs and owners, get free treats, and enter your name into the raffle for prizes from places like Pet Valu and Pet Supplies Plus! The best part? If you don’t have a dog, this is just another reason to have one. Visit with some adoptable pups from Loving Heart Animal Shelter and talk to staff about getting a new family member! For more info about NICHES, visit their website.

 

On Saturday, June 16th, enjoy the day with your family at the Springtime Kids Royal Sip and Paint! STAMP Nation presents this unique event perfect for kids of all ages. Have a blast at the Bauer Family Resources Community Center from 10AM to 3PM. Come out and join STAMP Nation for a day filled with fun and excitement while painting a magical masterpiece!  The “Springtime Kids Royal Sip and Paint” will consist of 45 minute time slots to ensure all children have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful activity. Parents admission is free with the purchase of a child ticket. Get ready to enjoy an environment immersed in culture and artistic bliss while gaining the opportunity to shop with some of Lafayette area businesses. Feel free to dress up in royal attire to enrich your experience. A special $5 off your tickets is offered with the promotional code “STAMPNATION”. To use this code, you must donate at least 2 non-perishable items to the center.

 

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at HomeOfPurdue.com.

Fall Equals Outdoor Adventure at Clegg Memorial Garden

4It’s fall! Fall equals outdoor adventure and a visit to Clegg Memorial Garden must be added to your “Fall Adventure To Do” list this year. With the bright orange and red leaves, views of the windy Wildcat Creek, and over two miles of well-marked trails, you will have fun hiking this beautiful property. To those who hear hiking and think rough terrain and steep slopes, please note I would rate Clegg as a beginner to intermediate trail. The trails have soft slopes and are more windy than steep and difficult.  

Photos can express, more than words, the beauty of Clegg Memorial Gardens so please enjoy these images as much as we do! Happy fall!

Entrance

Entrance

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Bright reds, orange and yellow leaves!

Bright reds, orange and yellow leaves!

The Wildcat!

The Wildcat!

3Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about this outdoor attraction and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Happy New Year’s Eve 2014!

Exploration Acres 2014 Design!

Exploration Acres 2014 Design!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Another year has come and gone and it has been a fun one! We want to recap some of the exciting, local newsy items that have taken place this year.

    • Wolf Park announced they are building a Vet Hospital on site. The Allison and Ed Franklin Health Care Center will be used for surgeries, rehabilitation, and recovery, puppy rearing, and so much more! Look for a groundbreaking ceremony in 2015!
    • Exploration Acres maze was based on 1964 (as the owner, Tim Fitzgerald turned 50 this year!) It was represented with a Mustang, Kennedy Half Dollar, Mr. Potato Head, the Beatles and Muhammad Ali. Families and friends enjoyed exploring and getting lost in this complicated maze full of twists and turns.

      Vase is by Paul Soldner at Haan Mansion

      Vase is by Paul Soldner at Haan Mansion

    • The

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art

    hosted its first special Ceramics Celebration featuring a collection of art encompassing works by both Indiana and non-Indiana artists, including pieces by some of Japan’s Living National Treasures. (Picture to the right is a vase created by Paul Soldner and will be featured at the Ceramics Celebration.)

  • “NICHES”, Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive, recently moved and is settling into their new home at Clegg Memorial Garden, located along the beautiful Wildcat Creek. Stop in, hike the trail, enjoy the local natural landmark and watch as the home is transformed into a lovely welcome center for guests.
  • Currently, the Courtyard by Marriott is undergoing an expansion that will include a 15,500 square foot conference facility accommodating up to 600 people for indoor/outdoor events and add up to 32 additional guest rooms (they currently have 90). This expansion is expected to open in spring of 2015.
  • Restoration at its finest! Wabash & Erie Canal is currently reconstructing the Burrows Loom House (they moved this house from a location near Burrows to the canal park) and it should be completed by early summer.  Their award-winning Interpretive Museum will be undergoing restoration and repair to some of the galleries this winter along with several new interactive exhibits being added.

It has been a wonderful year!! We can’t wait to see what awaits in Lafayette-West Lafayette in 2015!  Happy New Year! Be safe and have fun this evening!