Best Ways to Cool Off in Indiana’s Cool North

Summer is heating up! And just as the name Indiana's Cool North implies, we have places to help you keep cool!  There are a number of budget-friendly splash pads and beaches to take the kids.  If you like adventure, visit one of our waterparks or try paddling on one of our many river and water spots.  There's even a floating obstacle course in Lake Michigan. Make the most of the dog days of summer by finding some great places to cool down!

Ideal Beach for a Cool Day

Ideal Beach in Elkhart


Experience the ultimate summer getaway at Ideal Beach Water Park in Elkhart. Enjoy the picturesque lakefront beach, cool off in the refreshing wading pool, or unleash your inner child on the lively playground. Challenge your friends to a thrilling game of sand volleyball or showcase your putting skills on the exciting miniature golf course. Take a break from the action and relax at one of the spacious picnic areas, where you can savor delicious treats from the nearby concession stand. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, embark on a thrilling adventure down the two exhilarating corkscrew water slides. At Ideal Beach Water Park, your summer dreams come to life.

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  • 74 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 75 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 97 Minutes to South Shore

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