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“Nice patch of nature in the city”
Review of Rum Village Park

Rum Village Park
South Bend, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice patch of nature in the city”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This park has been around for quite a while and that shows (in a good way) in it's shade trees, resident animals, and thought out trails. There is plenty of parking, playgrounds, disc golf, a children's "safety village", walking trails, pavilions, sledding in the winter, etc. The nature center features an auditorium for programs, and an observation window where you can see a surprising variety of wildlife. In the past this park has had problems with unsavory sorts of people, but recently have heard nothing but good. The trails are decent - mostly paved with some wooden walkways over water logged areas. Great opportunity for bird watchers. On my last visit we saw many bird species, a few snakes, and even a fox through the observation window. The paved streets are often used by joggers/ runners as they make a loop. Some years it is a good place for morels (unofficially) - you might get a reminder to stay on the trails. It's also a great space for blanket picnics - there is enough room that you can get decently far enough away from the playground and trails that it is pretty quiet.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Danielle W
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Maple Shade, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Very cool place to explore”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Wasn't aware of this very cool park right near by. It's definitley a place to check out if you enjoy doing some light hiking. There's also a nature center and some other activities that we didn't check out. It's dog friendly and we had a great time bringing our dog around on the trails. Good for kids as there's a large playground there also. Cool place to geocache also.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank tallgaloot
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