FALLing in Love with the South Shore - Outdoors, Apples, Events and More!

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 still love every bit of fall and everything that comes with it. Bring on the fresh apples and pumpkins, apple-cinnamon donuts, corn mazes,Oktoberfests, pumpkin beer, colorful trails and more…

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Paczki in the Region | Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Header photo from Marilyn's Bakery Get your paczki for Fat Tuesday - March 1, 2022! Paczki, pronounced “poonch-key,” are beloved fried pastries filled with jelly or cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a Polish tradition. These pastries are tremendously popular in Northwest Indiana as we have one of the largest Polish American populations…

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Ten Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Along the South Shore

Sláinte! tothe South Shore! Get ready to embrace Irish traditions in the South Shore! Like last year, events are a little more limited than usual, but there is still a lot happening. Below you will find 10 things you can do in March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Northwest Indiana. Make sure to share your four-leaf clover inspired outfits and mugs of green beer using #SlainteSouthShore…

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Trails & Walks in Northwest Indiana for the Lazy Hiker

No matter the season, when you want to get outside and enjoy nature, a nice walk is always a great choice. Of course, we have beautiful hikes at Indiana Dunes up and down sand dunes with hundreds of stairs but every once in a while, you just need a leisure walk. Here you will find some nice, easy walks around the region…

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A Round of Disc Golf at Lemon Lake County Park

If you’re looking for a fun, inexpensive way to spend the afternoon with family and friends outdoors, you should give disc golf a try. My family has played a number of times both out-of-state while camping and close to home at Lemon Lake County Park. It’s the perfect combination to keep kids with different interests entertained - hiking the trails and playing a sport at the same time. And all you need is a disc (or frisbee) for each person…

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