Menu
South Shore Blog
See More See More: Things To Do
See More See More: The Region
Erika Dahl, Director of Communications
Author
Erika Dahl, Contributing Editor

Erika was the Director of Communications through August 2021 for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.

Historic Marriage Mill Returns to Crown Point

Photo from the Lake County Historical Museum:Couples standing in line at the Clerk's Office in the courthouse waiting to obtain their marriage licenses (c1930). Years ago, Crown Point was known for its quickie no-wait weddings. Crown Point was aptly named the Marriage Mill, because it turned out countless weddings between 1915 and 1940. The reason? There was no wait for a marriage license. Couples from all over the nation came to the Marriage Mill, much like they do Vegas today and the Crown Point Courthouse is bringing the Mill back to life…

Continue Reading »

Celestial Skies - Stargazing in Northwest Indiana

As you move further from the bright lights of the big city of Chicago you’ll be able to gaze into the celestial landscapes and bright stars along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. If you’re from a small rural town, you may be familiar with the dark vast night sky; but if you’re a city dweller you’ll take solace in the quiet and wonder you’ll find in here, in northwest Indiana…

Continue Reading »

Homegrown & Handcrafted Food and Drinks in Northwest Indiana

Traveling through the South Shore, you’ll find homegrown foods and handcrafted drinks at local wineries, restaurants and attractions. Harvest season brings vibrant yellows, oranges and reds to the leaves and also juicy crisp apples. From early September to October the trees are ripe with dozens of varieties of apples including: Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious and Pink Ladies…

Continue Reading »

Request More Information

Would you like more information about the South Shore and the Indiana Dunes? Use the links below to request a visitor's guide be mailed to you, download our Indiana Dunes brochure, join our e-newsletter list or sign up for text alerts.

• Mail me a Visitor's Guide

• Email me the South Shore Explorer Newsletter

• Download the Indiana Dunes Brochure

• Send me Text Alerts