Best Scenic Hiking Trails in Indiana’s Cool North

In Indiana's Cool North you can find hiking trails to suit your physical fitness level and scenery preference.  Do you prefer hiking by a lake or river, or exploring on a trail with diverse ecosystems? You can find both leisurely strolls through nature, and a more physically demanding hike, like the 3 Dune Challenge.  We have a list of trails you can explore; find one that fits your style!

Ruthmere Holiday Tours - Christmas Tiffany Style


November 25 to December 30, 2023

The theme for Ruthmere’s Christmas Tour this year is “Christmas Tiffany Style.” Their  beautiful traditional Christmas decor will be enhanced by the Tiffany or Tiffany-style lamps and accents.

Ruthmere is a historic home in Elkhart, built in the Beaux-Arts design, where the Beardsley family once lived.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 64 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 69 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 86 Minutes to South Shore

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