Chesterton, Indiana

Chesterton, located just south of the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park, is brimming with a variety of activities and businesses.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Chesterton boasts both hiking and biking trails and is just minutes away from beautiful beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Golfers will appreciate Chesterton's two gorgeous golf courses, The Brassie and Sand Creek Country Club. Nature lovers can explore the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, which includes the Chesterton Amphitheatre, the Pavilion, Philips Pond, and Weir Bridge.

Those with kids, or those who just have a sweet tooth, will enjoy Tethan's Candy and Confections, a family-owned candy store with a very wide assortment of some of the best candy around.

History buffs will enjoy the Commercial Historic District and the Westchester Township History Museum, which is located in the historic 1885 Brown Mansion. Art lovers will appreciate the Chesterton Art Center, as well as the local galleries and antique markets.

Visitors can choose a modern hotel, such as the Hilton Garden Inn, or the campsite at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Chesterton hosts a European Market from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. This unique outdoor market features not only regional fruits and vegetables but a wide variety of specialty items, from locally grown shrimp and artisan bread to clothing, handcrafted jewelry, art and so much more. The Mistletoe Market in December has become a holiday tradition in the area.

Restaurants are also plentiful and varied. Running Vines Winery provides amazing food along with award-winning wines. Try Mediterranean fare at the Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill or Italian at Lucrezia Café. Third Coast Spice Café, a farm-to-fork restaurant, offers guests the freshest local ingredients for a delightful dining experience.

For more information about the Chesterton area, please contact:

Town of Chesterton
726 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304

Duneland Chamber of Commerce
220 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304

Best Stops

Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N 25 E
  • (219) 926-1952

Hours: 7am to 11pm. Fees: $7 for Indiana drivers, $12 for out-of-state drivers. Parking: Plenty of spots…

Running Vines Winery

  • 101 Broadway
  • (219) 771-9463

Our passion: making wine you’ll want to drink. Every time you uncork a bottle of Running Vines wine, you’ll…

Tethan's Candy & Confections

  • 221 Broadway
  • (219) 552-2639

We focus on delicious candies and confections you won't typically find anywhere else, including chocolates…

Chesterton Art Center

  • 115 S 4th St
  • (219) 926-4711

Chesterton Art Center is a vibrant hub of artistic and cultural activity in the Duneland area. The CAC widens…

Glenwood Dunes Trail

  • US Highway 20 and Brummit Road
  • (219) 926-7561

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Park. Please note: New park entrance fee began at the National Park on…

Calumet Dunes Trail

  • US Hwy 12 & Kemil Road
  • (219) 926-7561

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Park. Please note: New park entrance fee began at the National Park on…