Lake Village, Indiana
Settled near the banks of now vanished Beaver Lake, which was drained in the mid-1800s to provide farmland, Lake Village was given its name by local farmers who came to trade by "going up the lake to the village."
Once part of the vast Grand Kankakee Marsh - a hunter's paradise sought out by trappers, hunters and English nobility - this land is now rich in farmland and wildlife areas.
LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area consists of more than 3,700 acres of hardwood forests, fields, marshes, brush and open water. Visitors can enjoy fishing, hunting as well as watching migrating waterfowl.
Lake Village is home to a privately owned, public use airport, the base for two glider clubs. Park Forest South Aviation Group offers introductory flights on their Schweizer 2-33A sailplanes in addition to lessons, while Atlantis Soaring Society flies higher performance sailplanes.
Golfers will enjoy a challenging round of golf at Lugene Links, a beautiful 9-hole public golf course with a sports bar, The Flying Elbow.
Header image is of LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area from IDNR/Outdoor Indiana magazine.
For more information about Lake Village, contact:
North Newton Chamber of Commerce