Kendallville’s four distinct seasons afford our residents and visitors a plenitude of outdoor recreational activities! Our city’s “crown jewel” is the beautiful Bixler Lake Park boasting a 527-acre park including lake. People can enjoy the 117 acre lake, 2 guarded swimming beaches, surrounded by hiking/biking trails, picnic areas, children’s playground areas, Bixler is a wonderful retreat! Whether you spend your lunch hour at the gazebo encircled with perennials or spend a weekend camping at the adjoining park campground, Bixler provides peace and solitude. Winter at Bixler offers ice-skating and ice-fishing.
Sunset Park offers open space, ball fields, and rental garden plots.
Kendallville's YMCA is a hub of family activity. The Y has recently completed a 5.5 million dollar expansion. This expansion includes a 2nd indoor pool and a 2nd full-size gym.
Golfers will find the lovely Cobblestone Golf Course and Noble Hawk Golf Links to be a fitting challenge, while the public Elk’s Club nine-hole course a great alternative featuring a scenic verandah for food or beverage between rounds.
Kendallville’s Municipal Airport offers scenic airplane or glider rides of our lovely countryside and lakes.
The Strand Theater on Main Street features current movies in an historic setting.
Our city also offers a bowling alley, billiards, and video rental stores.