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Hammond Great Outdoors

Hammond is a haven for those who love the great outdoors! The Lost Marsh Environmental Recreation area includes a 330-acre championship golf course, a youth golf academy, and an extensive nature preserve. For fun on the water, Wolf Lake provides all the lakefront pleasure you need, and is nationally recognized as one of the best placed for windsurfing in the Unites States.  No matter what brand of outdoor fun you choose, you will find what you are looking for along the South Shore of Lake Michigan.

 

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Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

  • 6201 Parrish Ave.
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 844-3188
  • Website

Self-guided trails allow the public to passively use the nature preserve. The Gibson Woods Environmental Awareness Center, built in 1984 with a grant from the Land and Conservation Fund, houses … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Hammond Marina

  • 701 Casino Center Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46320

Life's a beach at the Hammond Marina. Come relax on our sandy shores, cast a line or learn to sail. Slips and launch passes available. … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Lost Marsh Golf Course

  • 901 East 129th Street
  • Hammond, IN 46320

We've given Mother Nature a manicure. Experience our award winning championship course for a day of relaxation and fresh air. Grab a buddy and schedule your tee time now! … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Lost Marsh Golf Course

  • 1001 129th Street
  • Hammond, IN 46320

Open for Cross-country skiing when weather permits. … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Wolf Lake Memorial Park

  • 2324 Calumet Avenue
  • Hammond, IN 46320

Music and fishing and kayaks, oh my! Experience the rejuvenation of Wolf Lake at the park - home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities. … More

Hammond Lake Front Beach/Hammond Marina Beach

  • 701 Casino Center Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Region: Hammond
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Uniquely South Shore
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What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
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Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
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Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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