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Now Open After Covid-19 Quarantine

This Post will be updated Often as More Places Open! – Check Back Later! 

     The virus has cancelled the 168th Lake County Fair, Pierogi Fest, Fourth of July parades and many other special events that make Northwest Indiana summers fun and a destination for hundreds of thousands. Some Places are opening back up as time goes by. 

     • Lincoln Center
in Highland Indiana Opened June 1st, See more openings listed below. 

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Arts in the Park ConcertsLaporte – Start July 9th

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Gabis Arboretum is Open With FREE Entry!

Gabis Arboretum is NOW OPEN! From 8am – 7 pm daily, Admission is currently free. Tired of being cooped up at home? Come visit! The Arboretum’s 300 acres provide ample opportunity to explore nature while maintaining a safe distance from others. Bring a picnic, hiking shoes or find a comfy tree to curl up with a good book. Until further notice, the trails are open for hiking, but the facilities remained closed.Continue Reading

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St John Farmers Market Opens May 3rd!

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Friendship Botanic Gardens to Open May 1st

     Friendship Botanic Gardens will open to the public beginning this Friday, May 1st. The Gardens will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily admission (Tuesday-Sunday)… Continue Reading →

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Valpo Parks To Open Up Golf

Creekside Golf Course and Forest Park Golf Courses are scheduled to open!  Valpo Parks staff has been working on best practice protocol to re-open Creekside and open Forest Park within a phased approach for the safety of customers and staff. … Continue Reading →
Michigan City Golf Course and Beechwood Golf Course in LaPorte are both opening on May 1st with social distancing measures in place. Wicker Park Opens May 13th.
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Porter County Compost Sites Open May 4th

     The Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District’s compost sites will officially reopen on Monday, May 4th. Porter County residents can drop off yard waste and pick up compost or wood mulch. Non-residents, limitations and fees may apply.  

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Railcats Baseball Hopes to Open Early July

Railcats fans all across Northwest Indiana have been wondering about the opening of the Railcats Basell Games this season. Loyal fans are anxious to get back in the stadium seats, but also know this year is questionable. Keep your fingers crossed that the Railcats hope of opening up Early July and extend the season thru… Continue Reading →

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     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. Continue Reading →
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Wicker Park To Open 

Wicker Park trails open for distanced recreation, promoting American Red Cross blood drives, delivering food to the elderly and the disabled, and coordinating emergency response and economic recovery efforts for Northwest Indiana. It is Suggested on their website that golf might open on May 4th, so stay tuned!

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     Porter County’s parks are open to visitors, including the trails at Sunset Hill Farm and Brincka Cross Gardens.  If you venture out into nature during this time where we’re taking precautions against COVID-19, go out by yourself or with your immediate family.  

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     LaPorte County Parks  will remain open, with exceptions. Families can go outside and take a walk, run or bike ride, but they should continue to practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from other people. Additionally, we encourage residents to stay home when sick, cover their coughs and practice good hand hygiene. If enjoying the outdoors, we ask residents to return home immediately if they begin to have symptoms of acute respiratory virus. Trails, basketball courts, tennis courts, ball diamonds and other amenities are closed to groups (use limited to individuals or those within same household).

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Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa, Valparaiso is open! Click here for more!
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Healing Arts Center, Valparaiso, May 1st Click here for more
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Michigan City Farmers Market Opening May 30th

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Rogers Lakewood Opening Day – May 24th
Whether your passion is hiking, biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, or simply catching a few rays in the sunshine, Rogers-Lakewood provides something for every member of the family. Available activities and facilities include: Disc Golf Course, Discovery Day Camp, Hayrides, Lakewood Link Lakewood Park Store, rentals for Rowboats, Paddle Boats, and Fishing Poles.


Sue Baxter