You don’t have to travel across the country to have fun. In fact, you can stay right here in Indiana and learn about our local history, culture, and natural world. Here are some great ideas from Indiana’s official travel planning source for a road trip in Indiana.
- All Aboard in Indiana. If you have any train lovers in your family, this would be the perfect weekend adventure. Head to Chesterton and visit Riley’s Railhouse—a new bed and breakfast built in a renovated freight station. You can watch the local tracks to see trains pass by. Then, visit nearby Valparaiso to see the railway garden that includes a 2.5-acre model railway.
- Northern Indiana State Park Tour. The beautiful waterways of northern Indiana have led to numerous state parks being developed. Take a tour of a few of the best by visiting Indiana Dunes State Park, Tippecanoe River State park, Potato Creek State Park, and Pokagon State Park.
- Art & Earth Trail in Michigan City – LaPorte. This Indiana tour will show you the best of the northern Indiana area. Stop in LaPorte and pick your own blueberries this summer at Blueberries of Indiana. Then, head to the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City and stop at the International Friendship Gardens for a world tour of botanical delights.
- Art Abounds in South Bend Mishawaka. An hour north of Warsaw is the South Bend Mishawaka area. This area is home to 13 museums all with unique collections that rank from regional art, a historic mansion, and even health education for children.
What is your favorite local destination for a weekend road trip?