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The gateway to the Dunes. From its humble beginnings as the home of a local fur tradesman to its current status as a natural wonder, Porter has always been known as a place to stop, visit, and stay awhile. Its most influential historical citizens—Joseph Bailly and the Chellberg family—were so captivated by the area’s beauty that they were amongst the first Europeans to settle here. You can visit the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm sites in the heart of the Indiana Dunes National Park and experience life as they did in the early days of Porter.

A great place to live and raise a family, Porter boasts beautiful parks, beachfront property, small-town charm, and a big-city love of food with the most restaurants per capita of any town in the Indiana Dunes region. Think of it as a casual place to catch some rays, ride bikes, and enjoy some great locally-inspired Midwest cuisine.

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A Van-Go Chauffeur & Shuttle

Are you looking for safe, reliable transportation for your special event? A Van-Go’s 15 passenger van creates a comfortable, stress-free solution.

1353 Berg St., Porter

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side. Bailly Homestead is named for Joseph Bailly, the first known non-native region resident, who set up…

618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

Comfort Inn & Suites – Porter

Relax and unwind in the warm, welcoming aura of this Porter hotel. Located only a few miles from the Indiana Dunes and just off I-94, it’s the…

1800 W. US Hwy 20, Porter

Country Pride Restaurant

Whether you’re in a hurry or want to sit down and relax, this truck stop offers homestyle cooking with fast-food and buffet options.

1600 W. US Hwy 20, Porter

Dunes Kankakee Trail

Bike or walk from the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to the Indiana Dunes State Park on this paved trail (approximately two miles), and access the…

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter

Hawthorne Park

A local park complete with a playground, community center, shelters, volleyball, basketball, baseball, 9 holes disc golf course, and a footpath back…

500 Ackerman Dr., Porter

Howe Road Bridge

North Howe Rd., Porter

Indian Springs Park

Indian Springs Park is home to a man-made 6.5 acre lake lined with tall grasses, young willows, and birch trees. Shoreline fishing, picnic shelters,…

600 Block of W. Beam St., Porter

Indiana Dunes National Park

On February 15, 2019, Indiana was given its first national park! After 53 years as the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the area was renamed the…

1100 N. Mineral Springs Rd. (N. 100 W.), Porter

Indiana Dunes Record Company

Located just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park our store offers a huge selection of used vinyl records. A-Z Rock, Jazz, Soul, Blues, Country,…

108 Lincoln St., Porter

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Dunes Vacation Rental

Less than an hour to Notre Dame and less than a mile to the beach. What makes this different from most homes in Beverly Shores is the location and…

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Al & Sally’s Motel Inc.

Located less than a mile from the beach, this family-owned motor lodge has been providing guests with large, comfortable rooms and friendly service…

RVs & Campgrounds

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…