Category Archives: Family Fun

Lake Michigan Beaches

A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was…

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This ‘Horse-mad’ Reviewer loved the Tempel Lipizzans

**** Highly Recommended **** Growing up, like many other tweens and teens, I was horse-mad. I read every book about horses I could get my hands on, and I think I saw every movie about horses ever made. Ever since I saw Disney’s 1963 movie, “The Miracle of the White Stallions”, I’ve wanted to see…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 21st from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30 years…

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Festival of the Lakes 2018

     The Annual Festival of the Lakes will be held from July 18th – July 22nd in Hammond Indiana held at the Wolf Lake Memorial park. Festival includes amusement rides, food vendors, live entertainment, Polka Party, fishing derby, vendors, games and more. Admission is free, but there is $25 parking fee per car. Be prepared…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

One of the 3 Major SuperFoods That Will Change Your Life and Health is blueberries. Steven Pratt, M.D., is a renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease prevention. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and medical bestsellers,…

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Miller Beach Farmer’s Market 2018

     For 2018 the Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer. Along with a newly revised Sunday schedule, they’re introducing three First Friday evening markets this year. For our opening weekends – you’ll get to experience the market TWICE!      Here are highlights for the season:     • The Sunday market now…

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Free Beach Shuttles at Indiana Dunes

 Two Dune Buggies will be rolling through the park this summer. They won’t be 4-wheeling over the sand; instead they will be picking up South Shore train passengers and Dunewood campground visitors and providing free shuttle service to the park’s beaches. Working in partnership with the Dunes Learning Center and the South Shore Line, the…

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Hesston Steam Museum

     Hesston Steam Museum is an outdoor museum operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society in Hesston, Indiana. The Hesston Steam Museum is open several Holiday Weekends as well as every weekend in the Summer. Holiday Weekends Include: Memorial Day Weekend, (select steam show) Father’s Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend (with…

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Free Drop-In Summer Program for LaPorte Kids 5-12 yrs

The La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s Summer Playground program returns this year, with double the hours for double the fun! Thanks to a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, this FREE drop-in recreation program will be offered four days per week at five neighborhood parks. Their staff is planning different themes for…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Draws Thousands

Surprised by massive crowds on Easter Sunday 2018, Friendship Botanic Gardens was ready with 10,000 Easter Eggs! Held on Easter Sunday, 2018, it just happened to be the ONLY Public Easter Egg Hunt in Northwest Indiana. Friendship Botanic Gardens hosted a free Easter egg hunt in which families from across the region hunted for over…

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