There is a beach hazard statement from the National Weather Service from Tuesday morning, September 21 through Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. Expect high waves and dangerous currents at Lake Michigan beaches. Remain out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls or other shoreline structures.

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Our South Shore

Our South Shore

#OurSouthShore is a proud mix of the generous people, beloved businesses and picture-perfect landscapes throughout Northwest Indiana.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This country is experiencing the most difficult set of circumstances any of us could have imagined. This page will help you navigate the South Shore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find what's open and what's not, local regulations and restrictions, outdoor activities, restaurants offering outdoor dining or takeout, positive stories and other valuable information to get you through these trying times.

Together we're #SouthShoreStrong!


Indiana's Roadmap for Reopening

What's Open and What's Not

Based on the Governor of Indiana's executive orders, we've put together a list of what's open and closed, as well as local regulations.

This includes the latest information we have on masks, restaurants, outdoor spaces, stores, hotels and more.

Restaurant Options

Food and Drinks

The South Shore is home to hundreds of amazing restaurants. Right now many have a variety of options for diners including dine-in service, outdoor seating and carryout.

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Enjoy the Outdoors

Many outdoor areas are open to enjoy, as long as you keep the recommended six feet apart from others. You can take a hike, go fishing, ride the bike trails and enjoy the beach.

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#SouthShoreStrong

Northwest Indiana businesses have stepped it up throughout the area to help out where they can. Restaurants are helping feed medical professionals on the frontline. Stores are showing community support with hand painted signs in their windows. Distilleries are switching to making hand sanitizer. Find these stories and so much more below.

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Community Resources

For the thousands currently unemployed and businesses struggling to make ends meet, there are many resources regionally and nationally that you can tap into. We've compiled a list of assistance for individuals and businesses we hope will be helpful during this time.


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