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Indiana's Backroads Beckon for a Scenic Winter Drive

From birds and bridges to beautiful barns, you'll find yourself pulling over to take a few pictures of Indiana's rural countryside. When the backroads call, head out and see Indiana’s beauty on a scenic winter drive! An early morning start increases the chances of seeing eagles and other birds…

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Try Your Hand At These 10 Winter Indiana Jigsaw Puzzles

With snow in the air and temperatures dropping, Indiana can be absolutely breathtaking in the winter. Even if you are unable to visit these destinations in person right now, we have figured out a solution to let you bask in Indiana's winter glory! It is proven that jigsaw puzzles can improve your…

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Pokagon State Park: How Fast Will Your Toboggan Run?

If it’s going to be cold and snowy, you might as well have some fun with it. I have many fond memories of hitting toboggan slides in the Chicago suburbs as a teen and with my own kids, nieces and nephews when they were young. They closed in 2004 so when I learned about the toboggan run at Pokagon…

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Peteyville: A Holiday Lights Tradition for 30+ Years

This is year 32 that Pete Basala has been spreading Christmas cheer for those in Northwest Indiana with an elaborate holiday lights display known as “Peteyville” that lights up part of the block in his Hessville neighborhood in Hammond from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Eve. Several…

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Top 5 Outdoor Winter Spots Along the South Shore

Don't let the cold keep you cooped up inside this winter! These five spots Along the South Shore of Lake Michigan are the perfect cure for your winter blues. Shelf Ice The Indiana Dunes are marvelous year-round. Shelf ice is a natural occurrence that mimics landscapes of arctic regions. It attaches…

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