Northern Region of Indiana
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In northern Indiana you'll discover simple pleasures, friendly people, well-known sights, and hidden treasures. Thriving cities, mid-sized towns, quaint villages - they're all here. A football hall of fame, sandy dunes, a 1000 vendor outdoor flea market, a whitewater raceway, and a blazing fast toboggan run. There's fun to be had all year long in the north region. Experience life in the "past lane" in northern Indiana's Amish country. In Shipshewana you'll find a wide variety of quaint shops featuring the work of Amish craftsmen and one of the nation's largest outdoor flea markets. A visit to Menno-Hof will acquaint you with Amish/Mennonite history and lifestyle through a multi-media presentation. Nappanee is home to Amish Acres where you can visit an Amish farm, indulge in a threshers' dinner, or enjoy live theater. Warsaw's Wagon Wheel Theater is an 800 seat theater-in-the-round that features plays, concerts, and musicals.
For the outdoor enthusiast, LaPorte County boasts 20 different bike trails that offer 420 miles of riding through parks, towns, and attractions. Relax on the sandy beaches of Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. For more outdoor fun, visit Angola's 50 year old Fun Spot Amusement Park. A short drive north, Pokagon State Park has hiking, horseback riding, and lake fun in the summer; from November through February, zoom down the refrigerated toboggan slide. In LaGrange, you can visit the radio museum or play a round of golf at Heron Creek.
South Bend offers a wide variety of activities from Notre Dame Football and the Football Hall of Fame to a chocolate lover's dream - the South Bend Chocolate Company's Chocolate Museum where you can sample sweet treats. For the adventurous, the East Race Waterway, South Bend's artificial whitewater course, is designed with runs for both beginners and advanced whitewater challengers. Valparaiso has many things to offer the casual visitor....including great shopping, fine dining, theatre, museums, orchestral and band performances, festivals, and sports events. If you love night life, visit Michigan City where you can enjoy the riverboats and casinos.
Choose your kind of fun and go for it in northern Indiana.
Cities within the Northern region:
- New Carlisle
- South Bend