Stop by Dunfee, Indiana, and grab at bite at Pickles Café, a small delicious restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They serve breakfast, lunch, coffee, and other pastries. The restaurant is located in a timeworn building that has an antique charm about twenty minutes from the Visitors Center. While you're there, stop by the Painted Pony Tack Shop for unique gifts. Read a review from one of our insiders here.
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Harlan is a small community in the Northeast corner of Allen County. The Harlan Days Community Festival takes place the first weekend in August and features a parade, 5K run, food tent, and other Indiana festival favorites. You can read more about this event on our blog. When you're in town, stop by the Harlan Café or Bakery.
The Hurshtown Reservoir has areas for fishing, walking, and other outdoor activities. The 20-foot deep reservoir was built in 1969 to provide water to Fort Wayne if there was a drought. Most of its water is pumped in from the St. Joseph River. Open Tuesday through Sunday, admission fees are $4 per car, and fees for boat and life jacket rentals are very affordable. Be sure to check ahead for seasonal hours.
In early August, don't miss Huntertown Heritage Days Festival, an event celebrating the area and supporting local parks. Catch a parade, see a talent show, and eat great food from local food vendors. For shoppers, be on the lookout for unique stores on Dupont and Lima Roads, as well as the Chocolate Thimble. This candy and quilting store is a great for crafters and chocoholics. Read our insider's review here.