The Midwest is the farming heartland and is part of the farming belt and you will see many rustic farms filled with crops, barnyards, tractors, Storage Silos and more here at Indiana and the rest of the Midwest and you will have the ambiance of the farms. The best deal is that the farms are located less than 1 hour drive from Chicagoland if without traffic.
chicago is equidistant to both Indiana and Wisconsin so since apple season is here, might as well have some fun! Apple picking is an activity found at apple farms. Apple orchards may be opened to the public, allowing consumers to pick their own apples or purchase pre-picked apples. Although this is ultimately a method of purchasing apples, it is often a social activity as well. Apple picking is often a very popular dating ritual in the American Midwest. Apple orchards catering to a family outing will provide additional activities beyond the picking of apples. Many have petting zoos, restaurants and country shops that sell related products such as home-made jams and jellies. This aspect of the activity is especially popular in the Northeastern United States and Southern Ontario in Canada and it also becoming popular in the west coast particularly in california. Freshly Picked Apples Costs $ 95 cents a pound whaterver Apple variety you pick!
Marion Ridgeway, who raised imported Percheron and Clydesdale horses, built this eight sided barn in 1876. Each stall had an outside entrance and hay was dropped into the central area of the barn. Although the barn is on private property it is easily viewed and photographed from the Door Prairie Auto Museum.
Constucted in 1892 of Lake Superior red-sandstone, the Romanesque courthouse is the focal point of LaPorte's well preserved downtown area.