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Michigan City LaPorte Loop
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The Historic 1866 Feallock House B & B & Cottage 36. The Historic 1866 Feallock House B & B & Cottage
402 E. 8th St., Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 878-9543; Feallock.com
Open daily year-round.
You’ll take home a bit of history after a stay at this brick bed and breakfast, constructed in 1866. Just six blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan, it’s thought to be the oldest residence in this area of Michigan City. Settle into antique-filled rooms that bring back the past with four-poster beds and quilts on the walls in some. After a delicious breakfast, shop for handmade pottery and crafts created by local artisans, as well as antiques in the gift shop.

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Tryon Farm Guest House 37. Tryon Farm Guest House
1400 Tryon Rd., Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 879-3618; TryonFarmGuestHouse.com
Open year-round.
It’s as good as a visit to Grandma’s, or maybe even better! Fresh cookies await in the kitchen of this lovely 1896 brick farmhouse, where guests stay in rooms that range from old-fashioned to romantic. Walking trails on 150 acres of this former dairy farm take you through woods, meadows and dunes and past quiet ponds. Guests may collect eggs from the chicken coop, enjoy an outdoor bathing house and fill up on the three-course gourmet breakfast.

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Washington Park 38. Washington Park
6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-1506; michigancityparks.com
Open daily year-round, 6 am to 10pm
Open daily year-round, 6am to 10pm.
This 99-acre park reminds you that Lake Michigan is very much a part of Northern Indiana. Its soft-sand beach stretches along the shore and draws swimmers in the summer and strollers the rest of year. You’ll see Indiana’s only working lighthouse and can head out on the water yourself from the marina and cast a line. The park includes a historic rock garden, fitness trails, an outdoor skating rink in the winter and seasonal concessions.

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Washington Park Zoo 39. Washington Park Zoo
115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-1510; WashingtonParkZoo.com
Open daily April 1-October 31, 10am to 5pm
From African lions to grizzly bears and pythons to alligators, it’s all happening at the Washington Park Zoo, the only zoo on the shores of Lake Michigan. You’ll see more than 90 different animal and plant species on grounds planted with bursts of flowering gardens. Visit the historic Reptile Castle and the Zoo Tower built by the WPA in the 1930s. But, best of all, connect with creatures lovingly cared for by the diligent zoo staff.

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Williams Orchard 40. Williams Orchard
9456 N. 500 East, LaPorte, IN 46350
(219) 778-2839
Open daily July-November, 8am to 6pm.
Back in 1911, Ken Williams’ grandmother bought some peach trees from a traveling salesman to plant on her homestead. They flourished and today Ken sells 20 varieties of the sweet fruit, along with just as many types of apples (you can pick the apples yourself if you like). Additional offerings include melons, plums, pears and vegetables from other local growers at Ken’s triple barn. The middle section of the barn was built in 1865, all with hand tools. Two sections were added on later, but it’s that original with its rough-hewn timbers that intrigues visitors today. You also can buy local honey, preserves, fruit butters, salsas and salad dressings, all made of natural ingredients in Indiana.

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