Chesterton, Indiana - by Dan Bruhn

Chesterton, Indiana

Chesterton, located just south of the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park, is brimming with a diverse variety of activities and businesses.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Chesterton boasts both hiking and biking trails and is just minutes away from beautiful beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Golfers will appreciate Chesterton's two gorgeous golf courses, The Brassie and Sand Creek Country Club. Nature lovers can explore the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, which includes the Chesterton Amphitheatre, the Pavilion, Philips Pond, and Weir Bridge.

History buffs will enjoy the Commercial Historic District and the Westchester Township History Museum, which is located in the historic 1885 Brown Mansion. Art lovers will appreciate the Chesterton Art Center, as well as the local galleries and antique markets.

Accommodations are abundant in Chesterton. Visitors can choose a bed & breakfast, such as the Duneswalk Inn at the Furness Mansion, a modern hotel, such as the Hilton Garden Inn or the Best Western Indian Oak, or even a campsite at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Restaurants are also plentiful and varied, ranging from Mediterranean fare at the Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill to Italian fare at Lucrezia Café. Third Coast Spice Café, a farm to fork restaurant, offers guests the freshest local ingredients for a delightful dining experience.

Chesterton hosts a European Market from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. This unique outdoor market features not only regional fruits and vegetables, but a wide variety of specialty items, from locally grown shrimp and artisan bread to clothing, handcrafted jewelry, art and so much more. The Mistletoe Market in December has become a holiday tradition in the area.



Header photo by Dan Bruhn


For more information about the Chesterton area, please contact:

Town of Chesterton
726 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
219-926-1641
website

Duneland Chamber of Commerce
220 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
219-926-5513
website

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