Cold July a positive for some vacationers

ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) At the beach, on the trails, and boating dock at Pokagon State Park Tuesday, you’d think it was October.

Jackets and abandoned beaches were the common scenes across the park.

We caught up with some folks who came to enjoy Lake james and the beaches, but they had to alter their plans because of the chilly July day. E

Everyone we spoke to said they were thrilled with the milder summer so far; they all welcomed the cooler air over the heat and humidity saying it made activities like hiking, running, and horseback riding much more pleasant. Pokagon State Park Interpreter Frank Wooley said campers have been enjoying the warmth of bonfires on these cool July nights.

“The sun-worshipers are frustrated,” Wooley said. “The people coming to the park are loving it, especially the campers. The campers are enjoying the cooler weather. Sitting around a campfire at night is always a treat. The hikers and those walking their dogs are having a great time.”

“It’s a little surprising, but it’s kind of nice,” vacationer at Pokagon State Park Randy Denney said. “It probably should be 90ish maybe and humid, so it’s kind of comfortbale outside actually.”

It’s certainty been a cool July.

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It’s not impossible that 2014 will become the coldest July on record, but regardless of how the next couple days turn out, it will secure a spot in the top 3.

We also wanted to note, this cold summer doesn’t necessarily mean a brutal winter is on its way. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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