15 miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline, camping, hiking, wildflower, wildlife, historic farm, early homestead and much more are offered within the National lakeshore.
My Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore page]
Great for the kids. Lots of activities. Unique vendors and lots of food. Held once a year in I think September. They also have a website, but it does not usually get updated until about the time of the festival.
Visit the Chesterton Art Center
This is a non-profit gallery run by the Association of Artists and Craftsmen of Porter County. It is a gem of a place for viewing and purchasing quality art by local artists. It is the best place to purchase original art featuring the dunes. The center also offers art classes.