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.

The BoatHouse Restaurant – Dine on the shore of Winona Lake

Beautiful views of Winona Lake provide the perfect accompaniment to your meal at this award-winning restaurant featuring a casual atmosphere an upscale menu. The BoatHouse dates back to the 1870s when three brothers bought the land and developed the area into a lakeside resort. Built on the site of the original boat house, the restaurant’s nautical décor pays tribute to the area’s heritage.

Everyone will find something to please their palate on the BoatHouse’s extensive menu. Start with crab cakes or homemade soup, then try a specialty dish such as champagne chicken; pasta Diablo with shrimp, scallops and clams; pork chop with caramelized apples. For an intimate lakeside experience, outdoor dining is available in season.

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