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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

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A Dream of Beauty Holiday Walk

See the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site when it’s all decked out for the holidays.

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KOUTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Home, churches and businesses open their doors to sell handcrafted unique gifts. Learn More

Christmas Cookie Making Get-A-Way Day

Fill your cookie jar for the holidays! Camp provides the ingredients, measuring utensils and mixing bowls. You bring the family (or not), mix the ... Learn More

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

Two halls with more than 70 vendors, exhibiting homemade and craft items. Santa will be there on Sunday. Handicap accessible. Learn More

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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: winter

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.

Shopping. Sledding. Holiday festivities and decorations. Ice-skating. Chili cook-off. Ice fishing. Pajama sale. The cold of winter doesn't dampen our Northern Indiana spirits.

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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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rejuvenate at the blue chip casino and spa

Get rid of the winter blues and take a trip to Blue Chip. It is the ultimate entertainment destination featuring everything from local bands to A-list entertainment. The Spa is also the perfect retreat where relaxation and rejuvenation come together.

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winter at the Indiana Dunes

When the cold winds blow and the snow falls, a whole new world of adventure opens up in Indiana Dunes Country. Especially appealing to cross country skiers, the dunes and surrounding area provide expansive vistas and a variety of terrain.

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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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destinations

  • Amish Country
  • SouthBend
  • Indiana Dunes
  • Michigan City LaPorte
  • Time to Unwind
  • Shipshewana Amish Backroads
  • Kosciusko County

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