When you think of Indiana, do you think of beach towns? Well, Chesterton qualifies with its location in the heart of the Indiana Dunes along the shores of Lake Michigan. It is the go-to spot for visitors interested in lakeside fun.

Best of all, Chesterton retains a small-town feel.

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

With its temperate midwest climate, you can experience all four seasons in Chesterton. 

Enjoy hot temperatures in June, July, and August. But Lake Michigan remains refreshingly cool all summer long. Winter temperatures last from November through March. But the fleeting spring and fall are lovely times to visit if you don’t like heat or cold. And you’ll find good deals on hotels. 


Just be aware that campgrounds may close after Labor Day.


Things Not To Miss

Play on the magnificent dunes and explore the waterfront at the Indiana Dunes National and State parks. There is nothing else like it along a Great Lakes shore. 

In town, shop at the seasonal farmers market from May through October. You can buy fresh produce, sample baked goods (including dog treats), and listen to live music.

And if you enjoy freshly roasted coffee, check out the two locally owned cafes with pet friendly patios. Slow down, relax, and enjoy the mellow vibe of this charming shore community.