Indiana's South Shore

Fall in Love with Indiana

Experience all the fall colors and fun along Indiana’s South Shore, just a 30-minute drive from Chicago and home to the Indiana Dunes National Park! Climb to the top of a soaring sand dune for breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and visit the many orchards and U-picks. From fine-dining and breweries to shopping and casinos, the South Shore offers fun for all ages.

Fall Traditions

Sandhill Cranes

  • (219) 866-3080

Majestic flocks of sandhill cranes can be observed in northern Jasper County and the surrounding areas from late…

South Shore Oktoberfests

  • (219) 989-7770

From late September through October there are Oktoberfest celebrations all over the region! Find German food…

Dining & Libations

Brewery Lodge Brew Bus Tours

  • 5727 N. 600 W.
  • 866-625-6343

This 13-seat brew bus offers 14 stops to choose from - from the wine enthusiasts to the craft beer and cocktail…

South Shore Brewery Trail

  • (219) 989-7770

The tap never runs dry along the South Shore. Find your favorite pumpkin ale, stout or lager; dive into full-bodied…

South Shore Winery Trail

  • (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 Dunes Fall Foliage

  • S Broadway
  • 219-395-1882

Stroll the shores or hike the day away at the Indiana Dunes National Park for the best fall foliage. The park is…

21+ Road Trips

  • (219) 989-7770

Enjoy some time away from kids around the South Shore area. From breweries and distilleries to casinos and theaters…

Dog-friendly Road Trips

  • (219) 989-7770

Don't leave your furry friends at home during your adventures around the south shore of Lake Michigan. See these…

Family-Fun Road Trips

  • (219) 989-7770

Bring the whole family to have fun at these kid-friendly attractions along the south shore of Lake Michigan. From…


50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do

Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

  • 6 minute read

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it's harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. World's Best Gummies Ask anyone who has stopped at the Albanese Candy…