Winter Outdoor Recreation in Indiana’s Cool North

In the winter months, Indiana's Cool North truly earns its name with a variety of outdoor activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. While some activities are weather-dependent, seize the days when conditions align perfectly. Moreover, there are specific ice skating opportunities available that don't rely on snow or cold weather, making them a must-see!

Create Unforgettable Family Memories at Ideal Beach



Ideal Beach, located in Elkhart, Indiana, offers a perfect summer getaway with its sandy shores, swimming areas, and playgrounds. Families can enjoy picnicking in designated areas, beach volleyball, and relaxing under shaded pavilions. The beach provides a serene environment for sunbathing and fun-filled activities for all ages.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 64 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 70 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 87 Minutes to South Shore

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