Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

East Race Waterway – White-Water Rafting in Downtown South Bend

Prepare for the ride of your life on a three-mile rafting adventure right in the middle of downtown South Bend! With a water scale rating of 2, this thrilling course is fun for the whole family. Maneuver the rapids and conquer the waves as you race through the historic downtown district.

Prefer to leave adventure to the experts? With more than five miles of stunning paths along the St. Joseph River, you can easily take in waterway activities, all while staying warm and dry. Fishing enthusiasts will want to try their hand at reeling in the big one, and can visit the fish ladder for seasonal viewing of Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.

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