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.

Northern Indiana Art and Earth Trail – One-of-a-kind getaways await

Get ready for a journey of discovery in Northern Indiana that will take you to places that others might overlook. Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse culture of artisans, crafters and farmers, and the Art and Earth Trail perfectly showcases these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures.

The seven loops of the trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes, to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame, and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.

Discover a genuine getaway in Indiana’s Cool North. Shake the hand of a crafter who creates unique works, and talk to a farmer while you pick his blueberries. Settle into historic bed-and-breakfasts and inns. Taste foods authentic to the region and sample its abundant bounty including apples, cheese, and artisan breads at farmers’ markets, u-pick farms, and festivals. Explore Northern Indiana’s rich history. Discover trails Native Americans first walked and the mansions of visionaries who built entrepreneurial empires on their dreams.

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