May is officially Photo Month, so it's time to grab your cameras or your cell phone and head out to your favorite scenic locations. Photo month is an opportunity to celebrate one of the most popular art forms and communication methods. Photography is such a fun hobby, especially when you live in a beautiful area like South Bend. Our real estate agents have several recommendations for scenic areas in and around South Bend where you can take stunning photos in honor of Photo Month.
- The University of Notre Dame's Campus - 220 Main Ave, Notre Dame, IN 46556
What better place to take photos than on one of the world's most renowned campuses. From the gothic architecture to Notre Dame Stadium, there is no shortage of Instagrammable spots. Perhaps the most noteworthy location is the Word of Life Mural. This 134-foot tall mural is located on the side of the University Hesburgh Library and is situated directly above a beautiful reflection pool. Notre Dame's campus is frequently considered one of America's most beautiful colleges, so it's definitely worth visiting if you haven't before.
- South Bend River Lights - 340 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617
One of the most awe-inspiring sights in the area can be found downtown on the St. Joseph River. The South Bend River Lights are an interactive light display that creates stunning effects across the water and is truly a sight to see. These light fixtures project a variety of colors onto the river water and frequently change to match holiday seasons or local events. The lights are also interactive and often change colors when people walk by. To get the best view, check out the lights from Seitz Park or the Colfax Bridge.
- Shiojiri Niwa - 450 N Niles Ave, Mishawaka, IN 46544
One of the most beautiful places to snap some photos is the Shiojiri Niwa. This traditional 1.3-acre Japanese garden is just a few miles away from Mishawaka homes for sale. In the spring, it is one of the most peaceful places to walk. The garden is filled with picturesque landscaping, unique rocks, and pretty plants. While wandering through the park, you might even come across an old teahouse.
- Mishawaka River Walk - N Spring St, Mishawaka, IN 46544
There is no shortage of scenic picture spots along the Mishawaka River Walk. This trail not only provides stunning views of the city and river, but it also takes you by numerous murals and public art displays. The trail connects to Central Park, Kamm Island, and the Robert C Beutter Riverfront Park. If you enjoy walking or biking on the riverwalk, you might want to consider checking out these beautiful South Bend homes for sale which are just a short drive away.
- Potato Creek State Park - 25601 IN-4, North Liberty, IN 46554
If you're looking to escape the city, Potato Creek Stake Park is a great place to take more nature-oriented pictures. Just 12 miles south of South Bend, you'll find lakes, hiking trails, biking trails, and fantastic outdoor scenery. The park is also full of beautiful flowers and wildlife, so there are endless opportunities to take pictures.
With stunning city views, public art, and beautiful parks, you're guaranteed to get some fantastic photos in the South Bend area. For more local recommendations, contact us today.