Make Memories by Celebrating Father’s Day in Steuben County

Let’s face it, finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be difficult. So this year, instead of looking for a gift, maybe you should find something fun you and your dad can do together. To help you out, we’ve made a list of fun things to do in Steuben County for Father’s Day – because you know what most fathers really wants is to quality spend time with their family.

Father’s Day Ideas for the Golf-Loving Dad

For the quintessential Father’s Day activity, nothing beats a round of golf. And, Steuben County is filled with fantastic courses – just remember the sunscreen! Most courses also offer gift cards or certificates, so you can plan a day when it may not be so crowded. Here are a few Steuben County golf courses that can help make your day with dad that much more special.

Glendarin Hills Golf Club – a resort-style 18-hole golf course
3333 Glendarin Way, Angola (260) 624-3550

Zollner Golf Course – an 18-hole golf course located on the campus of Trine University
1215 Park Ave, Angola (260) 665-4269

Hidden Valley Golf – a challenging 18-hole public golf course
5370 E Metz Rd, Angola (260) 665-6064

Bledsoe’s Lakeview Golf Course – a low cost 9-hole public course with views of Lake James
30 Ln 470 Lake James, Angola (260) 833-2240

Father’s Day Ideas for the “Let’s Go Outside” Dad

If your dad loves the great outdoors, Steuben County has miles and miles of parks, lakes and scenic trails to enjoy. Stay safe with the right footwear for hiking, helmets for biking, lifejackets if you’re on the water, and sunscreen for all outdoor activities. Here are a few Father’s Day ideas to get your dad and your whole family outside and enjoying the weather.

Camping at Buck Lake Ranch

Stretch Father’s Day into an entire weekend of camping. From primitive campsites to log cabins, Buck Lake Ranch has options and activities to ensure your dad is a happy camper. You can also enjoy a single day of fishing, swimming or kayaking.

Lake James

Spend a day on the water at beautiful Lake James. With more than 1,200 acres of surface water, there’s room for everyone on Father’s Day. There’s a large public beach or you can pull a boat up to the sandbar for the ultimate lake experience. Of course, there are many other lakes in the area, too. Find them all and decide which is best for your Father’s Day at Steuben County’s Lake-Link page.

Pokagon State Park

A vital part of Steuben County, Pokagon State Park is famous for its scenic walking and hiking trails. Or, you and your dad can spend the day mountain biking the 2.3 bike mile that winds through the trees.


Father’s Day Ideas for Dads with Great Taste

If your dad’s idea of a perfect day is enjoying delicious food and wine, Steuben County has plenty of options for that, too.

Winery Tastings and Tours

Take your dad to a local winery for a tasting or tour. Both Satek Winery and Briali Vineyards have extended summer hours. For more information, visit Satek online or call Briali Winery at (260) 495-1919.

Foodie Tour

There are dozens of unique restaurants to choose from on Father’s Day in Steuben County. To make it easier to choose, the editors of Midwest Living® curated a Foodie Trail for Northern Indiana Lakes Country Cuisine. There’s plenty of smart choices on the list, or if you’re hanging out at home, check out these healthy options.


Father’s Day Ideas for Adventurous Dads

If your dad likes something out of the ordinary, you might consider Father’s Day ideas that are a bit bolder and are certain to create memories that last a lifetime.

Angola Motorsport Speedway

Rev up your Father’s Day at Angola’s 3/8 mile, high-banked asphalt track. Races usually take place on Saturdays.

Thunder Lakes Shooting Range

Add excitement to Father’s Day at the newest and largest indoor shooting range in Northeast Indiana. But remember, safety first! Thunder Lakes takes care of all the safety equipment, including ear and eye protection. Plus, their range staff is certified and trained to offer a safe experience with shooting specialists to equip you for a safe and enjoyable day at the range.

Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve

Here’s a novel Father’s Day idea the whole family can enjoy – spending the day with dad and 250 bison. You can get a tour by vehicle or on horseback.

No matter what types of activities your dad enjoys, you’re sure to find something that he’ll love to do this Father’s Day in Steuben County. Happy Father’s Day!


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