The winter months can be tough. The harsh cold, the lack of outdoor activities. So here’s 5 things you can do in DeKalb County to ward off those winter blues because after all, wintertime should also be playtime.
- Dust off the bowling bag and go bowling at the Auburn Bowling Alley. They offer 18 lanes of high quality bowling, a bar with drinks and snacks or join a bowling league. This year they are having their “Pizza, Pins, and Suds League” starting on February 1st. Grab a 3 person team and bowl once a week for 8 weeks or just come any other day of the week to bowl for fun!
- Relieve some stress by going to one of the largest shotgun shooting facilities in the Midwest. Located in St. Joe, Indiana, the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club offers 9 Trap Fields, 12 Skeet Fields and 4 lighted fields. The sprawling 150 acre facility offers many different opportunities for new and experienced shooters.
- Grab some friends and go to one of the 3 wineries in DeKalb County. Country Heritage in Laotto, IN, has “Friday Night Wine Down” which features live music and lots of wine. Hartland Winery located in Ashley, IN, has live music booked every Saturday up until springtime. And Byler Lane Winery located in Auburn, IN, has food trucks and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Every day of the weekend there is something planned at one of the wineries so pick one or go to all three to make it a winter weekend filled with wine!
- Calling all those who love to bake! Take a baking class from the Cookie Nook located at the corner of 6th and Jackson in Downtown Auburn. Learn how to do everything from decorating cute cupcakes to making a cookie bouquet. Space is limited so check their website for the class schedule.
- Go to the Kruse Museums and Expo Center located at 5634 Co RD 11 in Auburn, IN, and check out the original Bat Mobile and memorabilia from the “Batman Returns” movie. There’s the sleek Bat Mobile that Batman himself drove in the movies and the original Penguin’s Duck Mobile. How cool is is that we have these famous movie props right here in DeKalb County?!