Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

The 3 Dune Challenge

 

Need a reason to get outside? We’ve got three. Challenge friends, family, and yourself to an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes on The 3 Dune Challenge at Indiana Dunes State Park. It’s 1.5 miles of tough trail with 552 vertical feet that’s 100 percent brag-worthy.

After you’ve earned the title “Dune Conqueror” stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to receive your 3DC sticker as a reward! Don’t forget to visit the official Indiana Dunes merchandise store for The 3 Dune Challenge apparel! 

For information on nearby lodging. and Dunes Deals.    Request a destination guide of the Indiana Dunes

  • 18 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 62 Minutes to Elkhart County
  • 91 minutes to Shipshewana

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