Enjoy the Walking Paths & Biking Trails in Kokomo

With the warm weather and bright sunshine the last several days, I have seen more people out and about in Kokomo taking advantage of the great walking and biking paths.  The Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence is  a top pick.  It winds through some of the local parks, near Downtown Kokomo, and runs along the scenic Wildcat Creek (see photos below.)  I have included some photos and links to find out more!




Check out the City of Kokomo’s website (Parks & Recreation Department link) to see details on all city trails and paths.  They also have a trail map you can download.  Spring is here and summer is soon approaching.  From Highland Park, Jackson Morrow Park, the Walk of Excellence, and Kokomo Reservoir Park, enjoy some outdoor recreation in Kokomo during your next visit!

For more information about things to do in Kokomo, call 800-837-0971 or visit our website at www.VisitKokomo.org.

Jackson Morrow Park Trail

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub

Enjoy Irish cuisine, drinks, cocktails, and live music at the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub in Downtown Kokomo on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Pub will open at 11:00 a.m. for lunch selling their usual Irish fare and specialties, including Fish n Chips, Shepards Pie, McDoogal Balls & much more.  The large tent (located behind the pub) will open at 4:00 p.m. selling corned beef and Reuben sandwiches and offering free giveaways and t-shirts (while supplies last.)  Live music starts at 6:00 p.m. with Barefoot Murphy and Rich Hardesty headlining at 9:00 p.m.

Cover charge for the tent is $5 per person (cash only), and the event is for ages 21 & over.  Don’t miss the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in Kokomo!  Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub is located at 100 North Main Street (at the corner of Main & Sycamore Streets) in Downtown Kokomo.  For more information, call 765-450-6143 or visit www.cookmcdoogals.com.

Recent community tours feature Kokomo attractions

I recently had the opportunity to schedule community tours for the girls competing in the Distinguished Young Women of Indiana 2012 program and the program judges (on separate days) in Kokomo during the week of February 20, 2012.  What a blast!  Both groups enjoyed learning more about Kokomo through these interactive tours during their visit to our city.  I snapped several photos to share!  Many thanks to Cindy Locke, Kay Frazer, and Jim Parsons (all pictured below) for giving these outstanding tours to our special guests!

These photos were taken at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory:

These were taken at the Elwood Haynes Museum:

These photos were taken at the Kokomo Automotive Museum:

For more information on all the attractions and museums in Kokomo, call the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau at 800-837-0971 or visit our website at www.visitkokomo.org.