Must-See Trips to Help You Make the Most of Your Time in Indiana

The state of Indiana is full of stunning natural scenery, historic towns, and little-known attractions that make for the perfect getaway. Regardless of what you and your loved ones like to do for fun, you are sure to find something for everyone in your group. Discover what makes Hoosier country so distinct and plan a trip to one of these must-see Indiana vacation spots to complete your trip.

Indiana Dunes National Park

Located at the north-west tip of the state just west of Michigan City, the Indiana Dunes National Park on the south shore of Lake Michigan offers unsurpassed views of the lake with its towering sand dunes. These formations took thousands of years develop and some reach as high as 200 feet. The park offers over 2,000 acres of dunes and forest area to explore. Don’t be afraid to book a trip off-season. It’s perfect for hiking, picnicking, camping, and bird watching. The parks department hosts a range of outdoor events all year long to help soak up the scenery.

Visit the Indiana Dunes National Park during your stay at Oakwood Resort. The park is just over an hour drive away depending on traffic.

Lake Wawasee

Head east toward Syracuse, Indiana for a peaceful time on Lake Wawasee. This gorgeous body of water is known for attracting tourists from all over the country. The surrounding area is home to dozens of hiking trails, nature preserves, quaint local businesses, and eateries. It’s also a short drive from the Amish markets in Nappanee, featuring rare and unique homemade goods and baked treats. Spear Lake Nature Trail is also a few minutes away. Head south for even more hiking trails.

Spend your stay right on the lake at Oakwood Resort. Our historic inn has everything you need to enjoy your time on the water, including accommodations with expansive views, boat tours, and beautiful grounds for taking in the sights. We bring everything you need right to your door. Visit The Pier and Back Porch restaurant, serving chef-inspired meals every night of the week. The dining room looks out onto the water for a romantic evening in. We also have a salon and café on the premises to help you pamper yourself every day of the week.

Fort Wayne

The city of Fort Wayne combines the charm of a small town with all the benefits and perks of a major city. Skip the traffic of Indianapolis and head to Fort Wayne for a fun-filled adventure for the whole family. You will find attractions for everyone in your group. Pop into an art gallery, or head downtown to the History Center to learn more about the city’s 200-plus-year history. Take a walking tour to see some of the area’s biggest destinations in one fell swoop. Kids will love a trip to the city’s Children’s Zoo or Science Central, featuring hands-on exhibits for all ages. Soak up the local culture at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art or catch a local baseball game at Parkview Field, home of the TinCaps.

You don’t have to stay in the city to experience the city. Fort Wayne is just a short drive from Lake Wawasee and Oakwood Resort, giving you the best of both worlds. Zip off to the city for a day trip and come back to a soothing stay on the lake.

The state of Indiana is known for its natural scenery and historic charm. There are many other great options from South Bend at the top of the state all the way down through southern Indiana. Experience the best Indiana vacation spots at Oakwood Resort. It’s centrally located to help see and do as much as possible during your trip. Make a reservation to book your stay with us today!