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NW Hoosier Country

Welcome to the Lake Michigan coast of Northwest Hoosier Country, a land composed of rugged shores, pristine beaches, sandy dunes, forests, farmland and prairies. With 15 miles of shoreline and more than 70 miles of trails, the Indiana Dunes offers up adventures for the entire family.

Dynamic Dunes

The Indiana Dunes is a wind-swept land comprising bogs, marshes, rivers and forests. Indiana Dunes National Park has 15,000 acres of primitive lands with 50 miles of trails providing the chance to ramble through an ever-changing landscape.

Taking Wing

Birding opportunities are excellent, with more than 350 species establishing habitats in the area. Visit Heron Rookery for a close look at the great blue heron, a wading bird known for its azure feathers. Explore Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark that housed one of the earliest settlers of northern Indiana, and Chellberg Farm, a preserved homestead occupied by a Swedish family that is managed by the National Park Service.

A navigation light sits at the end of a rocky jetty.


State Park Supreme

Three miles of spectacular beaches, undulating dunes and lush forests are accessible by more than 16 miles of trails in Indiana Dunes State Park. Camp at Indiana Dunes and listen to tales about the local legend of Diana of the Dunes — a free spirit whose ghost purportedly haunts the beach — told ’round a flickering campfire.

Water, Water Everywhere

No matter the season, Lake Michigan offers the ultimate in water adventures. Angle for trout, perch and salmon onboard a charter fishing excursion. Looking to get physical? Paddlers can get down in the water at a no-wake lake or explore a South Shore waterway like Deep River Water Trail, with 1.6 miles of estuaries along rugged shores with picturesque scenery. Kayak or canoe the longest continuous looping water route in the world on the Lake Michigan Water Trail.

A close-up look at a navigation light on a jetty.


Making a Splash

Looking for thrills and spills? The entire family will enjoy a day to splash and play at Deep River Waterpark, one of the largest outdoor water parks in the Midwest.

Food and Beverage Trails

The Farm to Fork movement is celebrated in the heart of Midwestern farm country, where farmers markets offer fresh produce, artisanal breads and fresh cut flowers. Agritourism flourishes at Indiana dairies, wineries, breweries and distilleries. U-pick fields and orchards highlight the spring and autumn seasons with ripe strawberries, along with pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides.

Amber Lake Michigan

The Lake County Libation Trail is home to 20 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries. Quaff regionally made ales, lagers, stouts or seasonal brews at any of 29 breweries on the South Shore Brewery Trail. Eleven northern Hoosier wineries are located on the South Shore Winery Trail, offering red, white and blush wines ranging from sweet to dry.

For More Information

South Shore Convention and
Visitors Authority



Indiana Office of Tourism Development