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!

Neighbors Mercantile Co

Neighbors Mercantile Co


Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and relive nostalgic moments in a laid-back setting at Neighbors Mercantile in Nappanee.  They take great pride in partnerships with Simply Southern, Lodge Cast Iron, KUDU Grills, Life is Good®, Kuhl Clothing, and other esteemed brands.

The store spans across three floors and offers a wide range of products including camping gear, kitchen utensils, backyard essentials, T-shirts, unique gifts, games, and a variety of snack foods.

This store wasn’t just created as a place to buy essential goods; it’s a space that brings people together, and will hopefully forge meaningful connections among neighbors.

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  • 70 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 75 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 95 Minutes to South Shore

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