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  • Top 15 Outstanding Things to Do

    These are the attractions you “must see” during your visit.
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  • Top 15 Exceptional Eats

    Satisfy your appetite for adventure with these unique eateries.
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  • Top 15 Secrets & Surprises

    We’ve got a few treasures up our sleeves that we don’t want you to miss.
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  • Fabulous Places to Stay

    Make your stay even more memorable with one-of-a-kind lodging.
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  • Tours and Trails

    Adventures into local art, history, communities and more.
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  • Art & Earth Trail

    Loop through all seven counties on stops unique to the region.
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Festivals & Events

For a complete list of festivals and events, visit our events page

Fall Fashion Show

Enjoy abundant door prizes, fun skits provided by our staff, a fashion show and a delightful meal!

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Taltree Railway Garden

Taltree's most intricate formal garden features a micro-climate of dwarf wonder plants and model steam engine trains Learn More

The Booth Brothers Presented by The Blue Gate Theatre

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their ... Learn More

Scrap-booking Retreat

Crop ‘til you drop with a weekend of scrap therapy. Bring the scrapbook you need to finish or may have been waiting for the perfect time to ... Learn More


An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October. Learn More


Hear and feel the force of the sounds of the restored 1924 Kimball pipe organ (one of a few still installed in its original location) fill the ... Learn More

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Reasons to go now!

take this road trip to see the best of northern Indiana

The Indiana Toll Road might be the quickest way to zip across the northern stretch of the state, but opting for a more leisurely cruise along the region’s county highways and country roads reveals a whole new side of this territory that you wouldn’t otherwise see.

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12 nearby craft breweries you need to visit

Taking time to stop and smell the roses as well as the hops is a great way to see how craft brewers are helping small-town downtowns stay vibrant. Many breweries are in repurposed buildings and anchor revitalized blocks that attract entrepreneurs and keep existing businesses going strong.

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Artisan at the Village at Winona

welcoming artisans at the village at winona

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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season by season: autumn

You might find it surprising that whichever time of year you choose to visit, there are always plenty of unique activities, attractions and experiences to be discovered.

Harvest bounty. Football. Festivals. Scarecrows. Art. Pumpkins. Quilts. Apples. Handmade treasures. Share in the abundance of a crisp autumn day in Northern Indiana.

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don't miss these 6 farm-to-fork restaurants

With fertile fields and friendly farms that provide outstanding produce, meat, poultry, eggs and a range of other natural food products, Indiana offers a bounty of culinary inspiration for restaurants that excel at farm-to-table cuisine. Set a course for these Northern Indiana eateries, and bring an appetite.

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top 10 outdoor activities

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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can't beat bargain shopping

You'll be thankful for the cool weather after breaking a sweat shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Michigan City, where 120+ stores – and even more discounts – are clustered into one shopper's paradise.

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unique shoppes in shipshewana

An incredible selection of quilts and quilt-making supplies is just the beginning – dozens of quaint shoppes owned by local artisans greet shoppers in Shipshewana along the Amish backroads.

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fall on the heritage trail

Get in the festive mood and see the sights along the Heritage Trail – your guide to must-see attractions, special finds and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Amish life.

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fall at the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes is home to a 15-mile coastline, over 70 miles of trails and more than 350 species of birds.

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the food has never been better!

Dine your way across seven counties in Northern Indiana with the new "Northern Indiana Foodie Trail," a guide to some of the area's best dining experiences.

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Art and Earth trail

one-of-a-kind finds are waiting to be discovered

Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters and farmers. The Art and Earth Trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

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