From beautiful, dune-filled beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan, to covered bridges and stunning fall foliage, Northern Indiana is one of the nation’s more unknown and underappreciated destinations. Here, rich history, an impressive arts and culture scene, and entertainment options that span everything from blueberry picking and wineries to Vegas-style gaming mean year-round enjoyment for residents of all ages. It’s little wonder the region has earned the moniker “Indiana’s Cool North.”

Our native Michigan City sits near the center of it all, with tradition, natural beauty and recreation always in plentiful supply. To this day, the Barker Mansion, built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, sits as a museum and represents a key piece of our city’s history. In addition, the Hesston Steam Museum harkens back to the early days of the steam railroads and the industrial age, both of which have strong roots in our area as well.

Across town, residents can bask along Lake Michigan’s sandy, southern shores at Washington Park & Beach, and even enjoy a stage performance at Dunes Summer Theatre. There’s also the pulse-pounding action of the Great Lakes Grand Prix, an offshore powerboat festival that attracts the world’s best racing teams to Michigan City each summer.

From foodies and cultural connoisseurs, to outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans, our corner of Indiana has something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. And given its beauty and rich history, extensive indoor and outdoor recreation options, and seasonal events and festivals, Michigan City and the surrounding area is an undiscovered treasure and an excellent place to make the most of retirement living.

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