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 Chesterton European Market – A Taste of France in Indiana’s Cool North

Skip the crowded marchés of Paris and get an authentic taste of Europe, right here in Chesterton. Teeming with fresh-from-the-farm produce, artisan breads and freshly made crêpes, the Chesterton European Market boasts over 150 chefs, merchants, and farmers serving up the best local fare Northern Indiana has to offer.

Browse organic meat, decadent pastries, fresh flowers, and handmade jewelry. Visitors flock from Chicago, Michigan, and all over Northern Indiana to take in live glass blowing, pottery making, and live performances by Northern Indiana’s finest musicians. Prepare yourself for a day of indulgence—you deserve it!

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