12 Restaurants Locals Love in Indiana’s Cool North

The locals always know where to find the best restaurants, and we have enlisted their help in making a list of Indiana's Cool North favorites.  So many dining experiences are available  -- from the area's best ribs and international cuisine to decadent desserts and locally crafted beers.  Do you want to dine outdoors, with lovely lakeside views, or in a restaurant's unique atmosphere?  We have all the options here!

Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

The Indiana Dunes area is a hiker’s dream. In addition to the 70 miles of trails in the Indiana Dunes National and State Parks, there are local preserves, community parks, and multi-use trail systems.

So no matter your fitness level, there is a hike for you.  From the 3 Dunes Challenge, to a leisurely stroll in a lovely garden, there’s a place for you get some steps and enjoy the great outdoors.

For information on nearby lodging. and Dunes Deals.    Request a destination guide of the Indiana Dunes

  • 27 Minutes to South Shore
  • 42 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 84 Minutes to Elkhart County

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