Explore Fall Along the South Shore

Autumn Adventures Await

Catch a glimpse of Mother Nature’s beauty along the South Shore of Lake Michigan this season. Immerse yourself in nature by hiking or biking along the more than 60 miles of  trails, with trees full of color at the Indiana Dunes National Park or State Park. Visit one of our many you-picks for some apples or that perfect pumpkin to carve. Watch the bison roam our prairies or stroll our many fall festivals. Fall fun is plentiful and waiting to be discovered along the South Shore.

Fall Festivals Along the South Shore

Griffith Oktoberfest Oct 07

Griffith Oktoberfest

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Festival- goers can enjoy German food, a pumpkin patch, live authentic German music, and a wide variety of German…

Wickedly Whiting Oct 07

Wickedly Whiting

  • Recurring daily

Come one, come all! #WickedlyWhiting is fun for humans and creatures big and small! Come dressed in your Halloween…

Fall Fun Along the South Shore


Hiking in South Shore

  • 7770 Corinne Dr

Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois contain more than 125 miles of biking and walking trails, including the scenic trails within the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Apple Orchards, Donuts and Cider

  • 7770 Corinne Dr

Apple picking with a cup of warm cider or a delicious apple cinnamon donut is a fall must along the South Shore. Check out one of our many orchards for all the best you-pick favorites.

Sandhill Cranes

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  • (219) 866-3080

Majestic flocks of sandhill cranes can be observed in northern Jasper County and the surrounding areas from late September through December. Sandhill cranes make the South Shore their stopover…

Pumpkin Patches and Hayrides

  • 7770 Corinne Dr

Nothing feels more like fall than walking outside on a cool, crisp morning to find hints of orange and yellow leaves scattered throughout the green trees. No matter how cold it will be soon, I…

South Shore Oktoberfests

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • (219) 989-7770

From late September through October there are Oktoberfest celebrations all over the region! Find German food vendors, live entertainment, fun activities and of course, beer! Many of the events…

The Shrine of Christ's Passion

  • 10630 Wicker Ave. (US 41)
  • (219) 365-6010

This is a great outdoor activity for that perfect fall day whether you want to go solo or bring the whole family. The Shrine of Christ's Passion is an interactive half-mile wilding pathway…

Indiana Dunes Fall Foliage

  • 1100 N Mineral Springs Rd.
  • (219) 926-7561

Stroll the shores or hike the day away at the Indiana Dunes National Park for the best fall foliage. The park is comprised of more than 350 species of birds, over 1,100 flowering plant species…

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

  • 5400 W 29th Ave
  • (219) 228-2383

Get ready to rock the region at the brand-new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. Located near the South Shore of Lake Michigan, the Hard Rock brand will turn up the volume on the next level of…

The Brewery Lodge Bus Tours

  • 5727 N. 600 W
  • (866) 625-6343

This 13-seat brew bus offers 14 stops to choose from - for the wine enthusiasts, to the craft beer and cocktail lovers, to local pub crawls for larger groups.

The South Shore Brewery Trail

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • (219) 989-7770

South Shore Brewery Trail The South Shore knows about hops! Download their app as you check out more than 20 breweries and alehouses in the area.

South Shore Winery Trail

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • (219) 989-7979

Red or white, sweet or dry; you’ll find a wine to sip and enjoy along the South Shore Winery Trail. Northwest Indiana wineries provide relaxing environments to try new wines, meads and ciders…

Duneland Distillery

  • 124 N. 8th street
  • (219) 728-3055

The distillery is a popular attraction where guests are invited to taste samples, purchase their favorite spirits, merchandise, then sit and have one of our cocktails made with love. Veteran…

Valpo Brew Fest

  • 68 lafayette street
  • (219) 464-8332

Join us for the 12th Annual Valpo Brewfest on September 24! Attendees can sample from more than 200 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers.