Indiana Insider Blog

These 10 Stops Are the Perfect European Indiana Road Trip

It's possible to piece together a Continental-style road trip across Indiana with stops in small towns and cities that share their names with European counterparts. (Just be aware, pronunciations can vary widely by country.) The first capital of the Indiana Territory, Vincennes originally took…

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Indiana Dunes Country: An idyllic place to enjoy winter

By Sarah Maddox I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with winter here in Indiana. The snow is picturesque, but it often lasts for a long time and is typically severe, causing me and many others to stay indoors. But there’s no better place to embrace winter than the Indiana Dunes. This year…

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No, you're not too late to enjoy autumn

Indiana Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan. It seems the fall colors are a little delayed this year in Indiana Dunes Country, with the brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow just now starting their breakout. The fall colors are bursting. But the good news is that the colors should last…

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A romantic getaway for Valentine's, or year round

At Home in the Woods, a charming B&B in Chesterton, near the Indiana Dunes, has romance packages. The only thing more special than a romantic getaway on Valentine’s Day is a romantic getaway on a non-holiday weekend. With a lot of inns and restaurants filling up or already booked for Valentine’s…

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Winter fun abounds in Indiana Dunes Country

All right, I'll admit that autumn is my favorite time in Indiana Dunes Country. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a bright, 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is winter, when a blanket of snow covers the miles of trails in the Indiana…

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Get in the holiday spirit in Indiana Dunes Country

It seems like the holidays roll around before I know it, leaving me little time to pick out just the right gifts or find unique food to serve at holiday gatherings. Fortunately, in one day I can visit the huge Mistetoe Market in Chesterton (the holiday version of the wildly popular summer European…

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Indiana Dunes Country is beautiful in autumn

If you didn’t escape to Indiana Dunes Country this summer, there’s still time to enjoy a fantastic weekend. Indiana Dunes State Park is a great place for a fall hike or drive. Autumn is actually my favorite time to enjoy a hike or a scenic drive because the weather is mild, there are no crowds and…

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