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!

Let Das Dutchman Essenhaus Help with Meals

Heritage Trail Driving Tour


Let Das Dutchman Essenhaus help with your meal planning while the friends and family are here.  They will even provide your Thanksgiving meal to go (which you order by November 18, and pick up the day before Thanksgiving).

If you need a few extra beds for overnight guests, consider the Essenhaus Inn.

The Village Shops on the Essenhaus Campus is also a great shopping destination.

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

  • 71 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 76 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 98 Minutes to South Shore

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