National Cat Day in the Region

There’s something for everyone in Northwest Indiana, but if you're a cat-lover you need to check out The Region Cat Cafein Merrillville! This one-of-kind cafe opened in December of 2021 and is a great place to warm up with one of their delicious fall-themed drinks, dessert and even cuddle with an adoptable cat. And- if you happen to fall in love- you might even find yourself taking home a furry friend…

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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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Bonfires, Beaches and Bumper Boats, Oh My! - Camping in Northern Indiana

Break out the sleeping bags, grab the marshmallows, pack your tent or hop in the RV because it’s camping season in northwest Indiana! It's time to get together with friends and family around the campfire, go on early morning trail walks, relax on the lakeand roast some weenies. I know I’m excited for burnt marshmallows and lake days and have already started planning my camping trip.  Here are a few campground options along the South Shore to get your camping trip planning started, including two within the Indiana Dunes. …

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Steam Through History on Cedar Lake

It's full steam ahead for Cedar Lake historians to take visitors on a floating tour through time! At theMuseum at Lassen’s Resort, the Cedar Lake Historical Association in partnership with the Hesston Steam Museum launched its Steam through History program which allows visitors to get a glimpse of the town's past on a 1915 steamboat, named Steamer Dewey, captained by Jerry Beno of Chicago. This summer the South Shore CVA staff had the pleasure of taking the historic trip…

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