Nearby Attractions:
Things to Do in Northern Indiana

Explore Notre Dame, Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park and So Much More!

Oakwood Resort is close to some of the most popular attractions in Northern Indiana, including major cities like South Bend, stunning national parks like the Indiana Dunes, antique shops, and of course, Lake Michigan. With fast access to major highways, Oakwood Resort has a convenient location that makes it easy to get around, so you can make the most of your time on Lake Wawasee. Whether you’re planning for a fun-filled vacation on the lake or just passing by as part of your next road trip, discover all the best things to do in Northern Indiana.

There are two golf courses within 4 miles of Oakwood Resort, so you can tee up at a moment’s notice. Be sure to check out Maxwelton Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km away) and Wawasee Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km away) during your stay.

Good news, Oakwood Resort now offers boat tours for parties, guests, and anyone who would like a ride. Reserve the boat at the visitor’s center for a group celebration on the lake. Rates are $10 per person, or you can reserve boat for a private group tour for $300. Boat capacity is 44 people.

You can shop ‘til you drop at Oakwood Resort. The area is full of quaint antique and gift ships, as well as your favorite department stores.
Head to Syracuse and you’ll find: Bliss Boutique: Clothing & Apparel, Revolving Closet: Resale Clothing, Absolutely Gifts: Lake Wawasee Apparel & Gifts, Creative Fish: Crafts & Decorations, and Wawachic: Wawasee Gifts & Interiors. Going to Warsaw? Check out Chapman Jewelers, Village at Winona: Mudlove, Pottery, and Bayou, Diva, The Lake House.

Did you know Syracuse is considered one of the best places to go antiquing in Northern Indiana? Drive through surrounding area and you’ll find all sorts of furniture and decorative antique shops. From knick-knacks to vintage finds, take a trip through history.

All aboard the legendary two-story houseboat. This classic vessel comes with all the amenities to make your voyage on Lake Wawasee one to remember. It’s perfect for large groups and family get-togethers.

Discover inspirational musicals and foot-stomping concerts featuring Grammy-winning performers. If you’re looking family-friendly things to do in Indiana, you’ve come to the right place. Visit their website to see a list of evening and matinee performances.

Take a break from your road trip with a 2-3-hour bike or buggy ride from Backroads Country Tours. You’ll see authentic Amish schools, scenic farms, local produce and bakery markets, and vintage antique shops. Don’t to mention delicious Amish in-home dinners. Discover what life is like without a motor vehicle.

If you want to get in touch with your farming roots, experience the tranquility of Shipshewana’s simple lifestyle from a local’s perspective. These custom designed tours are full of local history and insider tips that you won’t find on a map. Perfect for groups of any size.

This cozy small town is known for its surprises and blissful charms. Just one hour away from the resort, hop in your car to explore historic bridges, state parks, the town’s famous Blueberry Festival, and Culver Military Academy.

2-3 hour Backroads Country Tours, by buggy or bicycle. Visit Amish schools, farms, buggy and furniture shops. Amish in-home dinners.

This prestigious university is considered a local landmark. Located in the heart of South Bend, IN, the school is known for its stunning architecture, impressive athletic facilities, open parks, as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene. Just one hour away, discover the history and traditions of Notre Dame University.

In the mood for a live game? Head over to Fort Wayne, IN to see the TinCaps, our local baseball team, in action. Visit their website for the full season schedule.

Discover a thriving arts community nested on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Village is a home to numerous galleries featuring interactive exhibits, walk-in artist studios, antique shops, and eateries. You’ll find a delightful array of original artwork and handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list. The Village is also home to numerous cultural and entertainment events.

Offering 72-minute cruises of Lake Webster just a few miles from our resort, starting on Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Tickets are just $7 per person.

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Waterfront Hotel featuring 79 spacious Unique Rooms and luxury Suites, Beach, Tour Boat, The Pier Restaurant & Bar, Banquet Facility, and Conference Center. TripAdvisor Award Winner & Fort Wayne Readers’ Choice award winner for Best Hotel!

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Oakwood Resort
702 E. Lake View Rd,
Syracuse, IN 46567
(574) 457-7100
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