Category Archives: Family Fun

LaPorte Winterfest 2021 Announced

     The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to  restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by…

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Connect to the Outdoors with First Day Hike

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors. Join us at the Indiana Dunes State Park where this annual tradition will look a little different this year as YOU get to…

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New Years Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve in Northwest Indiana      Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s an event for everyone WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From to special concerts to Fireworks, these events will have you ring in the New Year in style! Home of the Indiana Dunes in Northwest Indiana, we feature Events…

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3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this…

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Downtown Cooke Walk Is ON ! Laporte Indiana

     Visitors can fill their very own LaPorte cookie tins on Sat, Dec 12th  as part of the 6th Annual Downtown Cookie Walk. The event starts at 10am at the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce, Tins cost $10.       Cookie Tins Must Be Picked up by 3:30 pm TODAY, Thursday Dec. 10th! at…

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2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year. Even beyond the magnificent feasts and heartwarming family gatherings, the break from school or work brings a great opportunity for unforgettable trips and experiences. Of course, like many things in 2020, COVID-19 has changed a lot of winter travel plans. You don’t have to…

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Hunger Hike Helps Food Bank

Walk, run, or bike with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at the Hunger Hike! Create a team with your family, friends, and coworkers to raise awareness and funds to provide meals for individuals and families facing hunger. Kids Area –  Children 12 and under are invited to participate in…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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Local Puzzle Store Booming Cause of Covid-19

     What started out as a passion a few years ago, has turned into a phenomenon during the Covid-19 outbreak. “We Can’t keep puzzles on the shelf,” stated Joel Bender, owner of Mindbenders puzzles and games. “In fact, we have started a waiting list,” he continued.      Take a stroll or cruise along…

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Indiana Dunes State Park Brings Back Park Plays!

The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation announces the return of the popular Park Plays series. Park Plays features free family entertainment on the shores of Lake Michigan on summer Thursday evenings. The 2020 season features: July 23, 2020 – “Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made…

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