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.

Read More
See More See More: Things To Do
See More See More: The Region

Summer Activities

With our miles of beaches and countless fairs and festivals, Northwest Indiana can become an exciting and memorable summer vacation for the whole family! Find the Indiana Dunes, Albanese Candy Factory, Mascot Hall of Fame, Fair Oaks Farms and more along Lake Michigan's South Shore, just outside of Chicago.

Relax on the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Take a thrilling ride down a speed slide or a leisurely float along the lazy river at Deep River Waterpark. Climb, slide, jump and splash at Whoa Zone, a floating water park at Whihala Beach. Taste the food, listen to the music and enjoy the rides at the many summer festivals and fairs taking place. If sports are your area of interest, visit the SouthShore RailCats in Gary or the White Sox in Chicago.

play video Summer along the South Shore

Summer Along the South Shore

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