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!

Lake County Courthouse Shops & The Crystal Lady

Historic Crown Point Courthouse


The “Grand Old Lady” Historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point houses a delightful mix of shops offering unique gifts and local treasures. From charming boutiques to specialty stores, visitors can explore shopping options while immersing themselves in the rich history of the area.

Also in Crown Point, discover a crystal enthusiast’s paradise at The Crystal Lady, where you can expand your collection with a diverse array of crystals, minerals, and spiritual supplies, meticulously curated from mines worldwide

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  • 36 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 51 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 94 Minutes to Elkhart County

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