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We’re going to let you in on a secret: the Visit Michigan City/LaPorte area of Northern Indiana is an amazing place to unplug and unwind! From its natural sand beaches to its lush surroundings, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to the coasts and yet you’ve never left the Midwest. Antiques, arts, shopping, food, nature, history, culture, gaming—it’s all here. (There’s even an annual power boat race that’s second-to-none.) So what are you waiting for? Come to Visit Michigan City/LaPorte and remind yourself just what it feels like to unwind.

LaPorte’s Fitness Friday

LaPorte, Indiana Mayor Blair Milo has made it a priority to promote fitness and engage her community with Fitness Fridays. The Mayor has partnered with the YMCA and IU Health LaPorte to create a 5K run, walk, or bike through the city. Over 150 people usually gather to participate in building a healthy community.

Uptown Arts District

Located in the north end of Michigan City’s Historic District, the Uptown Arts District is an area filled with great art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and businesses.

LaPorte Historical Society

A trip to La Porte County isn’t complete without a trip to the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. Dream of the open road with a visit to the Kesling Auto Collection. Peruse the amazing W. A. Jones gun collection. Hear the chilling history of Belle Gunness and her would-be suitors. There’s a world-class museum waiting in Northern Indiana!

Garwood Orchards

Take a walk in the country at Garwood Orchards. Located in beautiful La Porte County, this family-owned farm has a tradition of offering only the finest freshest produce to its customers. From U-Pick to freshly made donuts, there’s something here for everyone. Stop on by, grab a cup of cider, and experience Garwood Orchards for yourself.

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