500 Ackerman Dr., Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 983-1042
Fax: (219) 395-8811
Hawthorne Park offers a peaceful, well-maintained place to stop, stretch, and enjoy a picnic. In the developed portion of the park, you'll find picnic shelters, sports fields, playground, and a community center. The park borders a riparian woodland, through which the Little Calumet River meanders, providing a quiet spot for fishing and watching birds, including downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers, and many warblers during spring migration.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CT)
Family fun on the 4th of July. Parade 9:00 a.m. begins at Yost Elementary School and ends in the park. Free games and activities for kids. Lions Club pancake breakfast 7:00-11:00 a.m., Turtle Derby 11:00 a.m. (for details see Chesterton Lions website), bounce houses, music, beer garden, food, and fireworks at dusk.