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Burns Harbor

One part industry, one part contemporary city—and all parts growing. A town built on steel, Burns Harbor has become a champion of the environmental movement, as showcased by The Village in Burns Harbor, the first neighborhood in the nation to be awarded the National Green Building Standard.

With easy access to highways and a commuter rail, Burns Harbor offers a nature-inspired reprieve for those who work in Chicago but play in Northwest Indiana. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy the town’s green spaces like the 29-acre Lakeland Park. This community park has a lake for swimming, rowboats for renting in the summer, and plenty of recreation space to walk, run, and play. Burns Harbor is also home to the Little Calumet River fishing access site, lending quiet charm to this emerging all-American town.

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Lakeland Park

Lakeland has lifeguard-supervised swimming, as well as fishing, rowboat, and paddleboat rentals. There’s also a walking path around the lake,…

1200 Lakeland Park Dr., Burns Harbor

Phantom Fireworks of Burns Harbor

Phantom Fireworks is America's premier consumer fireworks company! Phantom Fireworks is growing faster than ever with over 1,200 nationwide! On the…

218 Verplank Rd., Burns Harbor

Shadyside Park

Shadyside Park is overseen by park staff year-round. Shadyside Park is a neighborhood park but a great location for playgrounds and picnic shelters.…

US Hwy 12 and West of State Road 149, Burns Harbor

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Outdoor Adventures

Campbell Street Access

A Premier Facility, this 122-acre park is one of Valparaiso’s premier facilities, with activities that include hiking, fishing, and boating.

Attractions & Recreation

Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park

This 2,069-acre park, located along the historic Kankakee River, floods seasonally, providing an ideal wetland habitat for a variety of wildlife. The…


Healthi Paws

Healthi Paws is a pet food and pet supplies retailer with a full-service pet grooming salon.