Topic: CHesterton

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Art , Music, Theater, Indiana Dunes

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

  By now I’ve written enough blog posts here at the tourism offices that my bosses might be catching on: when there’s a chance to get out of the office – I take it! This week, I journeyed to Art Barn, a peaceful art studio located halfway between Chesterton and Valparaiso. Here’s what you should … Continued

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, October 6th, 2017 in Activities, Beach, Dining, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here.   If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 in Activities, History, Indiana Dunes

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen.   It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … Continued

Go Local in the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Grown

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 in Indiana Dunes, Shopping

Go Local in the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Grown

Going local isn’t just a trend. It’s a way to know where your products come from, who makes them, and a chance to honor the hard work that goes into whatever you buy. When you buy local products in Indiana Dunes Country, you’re taking a little piece of our area home with you. We’ve put … Continued

Indiana Dunes and Trains? Yeah, we have that.

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in

Indiana Dunes and Trains? Yeah, we have that.

It might be a little unexpected, but train enthusiasts love visiting Indiana Dunes Country. What makes our area so great for railroad themed excursions?  Here’s five reasons:   1. Tracks leading to and from Chicago With Chicago only an hour away, major railway lines cross Indiana Dunes Country at numerous points where you’ll see freight … Continued

The Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in Dining, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature

The Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

At Expedia Viewfinder, we’re huge advocates of bucket lists, so we partnered up with our friends at Indiana Dunes Tourism to build our own agenda filled with the best things to do in the Indiana Dunes. From tackling The 3 Dune Challenge to visiting Chesterton’s European Market, we complied the top ways to experience the … Continued

Ideas for spring break – and the upcoming summer

Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 in Activities, Dining, Uncategorized

Ideas for spring break – and the upcoming summer

By Ken Kosky Looking for spring break fun or want to get a head start on ideas for summer fun? There’s plenty to do at the Indiana Dunes and the surrounding communities – like Chesterton, Portage and Valparaiso. Kids can become Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Rangers by stopping by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located … Continued

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