Top 10 Waterfront Getaways

Water is never far away in Indiana's Cool North.  And we have so much more than Lake Michigan; there's also smaller lakes, rivers and ponds that offer a myriad of water opportunities, including fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Some are ADA accessible.  Find your place to cool off or just relax from the list below.  

Winterfest Elkhart

NIBCO Water and Ice skating park in Elkhart, Indiana


December 4, 2021


Start the day with Santa at the Central Fire Station.  NIBCO Water and Ice Park will be open, weather permitting from 12:30 to 10pm.  Admission is free all day with a $3.00 skate. At 7:30pm the parade will begin on Main Street, from Harrison Street to Lexington Avenue.  A tree-lighting ceremony will immediately follow the parade on the Civic Plaza.  A 33-foot blue spruce ordained with thousands of multi-colored lights will be the center of the tree-lighting ceremony.

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