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, activities, and events 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.

Michigan City Lighthouse and Pier - Yes, the Midwest has lighthouses

In Michigan City, a supreme stretch of powder-soft sand lines the shore at Washington Park, drawing swimmers all summer long and strollers the rest of the year. Beachgoers claim a spot on the sand, unfurling beach towels for the day before heading to the water or just relaxing along the shore. To add to the lakeside panorama, Indiana’s only working lighthouse, the East Light, stands guard. You also can tour the Old Michigan City Light, now a museum, to learn about the community’s nautical past.

 

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