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Recreation

Recreation opportunities abound in Wells County. If you love outdoor recreation, you can spend time enjoying the sights and sounds of nature in any of the local parks. The Bluffton City Gym is located at the back section of City Hall, and includes a racquetball and basketball court.

The Wabash River runs through the center of Bluffton, and provides beautiful scenery along with many recreational and entertainment activities for the town. The Rivergreenway Trail runs along the river from the downtown area all the way into the Ouabache State Park. This scenic walking and biking trail winds along the river across a covered bridge. It is beautiful in any season, and is suitable for wheelchairs.

The Kehoe Park and Amphitheater also sits along the Wabash River. This outdoor theater on the banks of the river provides free concerts throughout the summer and early fall. From jazz to theatrical entertainment, this community feature brings weekend excitement to downtown Bluffton.

The Ouabache State Park is located approximately two miles southeast of Bluffton. Ouabache features a wildlife exhibit, an Olympic-size pool with a waterslide, seasonal naturalist service, boating and fishing on Kunkel Lake, picnicking, modern campsites, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, tennis and basketball courts, plus a 100-foot fire tower, and large open and enclosed pavilions complete with fireplace and kitchen facilities.

The 4-H Park in Bluffton features pavilions, a fairgrounds with grandstands and a 16,000-square foot community center. This community center offers kitchen facilities, a large exhibition hall and two meeting rooms open to the public.

There are two golf courses in Bluffton: Hickory Hills, which is a 9-hole public course, and The Timber Ridge Golf Course, which features an 18-hole golf course and a spacious new clubhouse.

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