Lake County (Mile Marker 1 to 18)
Welcome to Lake County! We have thousands of hotel rooms to fit your needs, four lakefront casinos for Las Vegas style entertainment and action and plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities. Don’t miss our world-class attractions like the Shrine of Christ’s Passion, Albanese Confectionery, Railcats Baseball or the new Bellaboo’s Children’s Play and Discovery Center. And if you visit during the summer months, be sure to visit the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan or Indiana’s premiere waterpark: Deep River.
Lake County also boasts more restaurants per capita than any other community in the nation, numerous shopping centers and quaint historic downtowns. www.southshorecva.com
Porter County Information (Mile Marker 18 to 38)
Welcome to the Casual Coast, where the fun begins at the Indiana Dunes, along Lake Michigan’s southern shore! Travel inland for quaint lodging, abundant recreation, diverse ecology, thriving arts & culture, quality entertainment, eclectic dining, unique shopping and the best fests in the Midwest! So, relax, get casual and join us for business or pleasure. You’re always welcome! http://www.indianadunes.com
LaPorte County Information (Mile Marker 38 to 61)
Welcome to LaPorte County, which includes Michigan City and LaPorte; home of Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall. Unique lodging, abundant recreation, diverse ecology, thriving arts & culture, quality entertainment, eclectic dining, unique shopping and the best fests in the Midwest! So, relax, get cozy and join us for business or pleasure. You’re always welcome! http://www.michigancitylaporte.com
St. Joseph County Information (Mile Marker 61 to 85)
Welcome to South Bend, home to the University of Notre Dame & four other colleges, Studebaker National Museum, and the second largest retail corridor in Indiana – Mishawaka’s Grape Road & Main Street. Comfortably nestled along the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, South Bend/Mishawaka is a beautiful community with rich history and a wealth of cultural, spiritual, recreational, sporting and entertainment opportunities.
World-class restaurants, attractions and fun activities for the entire family are sure to make your South Bend/Mishawaka experience memorable and enjoyable. We have a wide variety of hotels and places to stay. Explore our outdoor and recreational activities, museums, gardens and unique festivals and events. http://www.visitsouthbend.com
Elkhart County Information (Mile Marker 85 to 107)
Elkhart County was one of the first areas settled in Northern Indiana. In 1830, the county held its first election. At that time, 75 votes were cast by citizens of the county and its surrounding territory. These voters elected eight people who served as the only county employees.
Since that time, Elkhart County has grown to almost 169,000 citizens. Elkhart County is located in Northern Indiana, 150 miles north/northeast of Indianapolis, 100 miles east of Chicago and 50 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. The city of Goshen serves as the county seat. Other incorporated cities and towns within Elkhart County are Elkhart, Bristol, Middlebury, Millersburg, Nappanee and Wakarusa. http://www.amishcountry.org
LaGrange County Information (Mile Marker 107 to 130)
Old-fashioned rural character lives in harmony with progress and growth in LaGrange County. In fact, “La Grange” is French for “The Farm,” a place where old and new ideas tend to meet. Located in northeastern Indiana, LaGrange County is home to the third-largest Amish community in the United States. Approximately 43 percent of the county’s population is Amish.
Residents and visitors enjoy the idyllic farmland, 67 lakes and tree-shaded neighborhoods scattered throughout the county. The county is made up of 11 small towns and unincorporated villages with populations ranging from 525 to 3,000 citizens.
LaGrange County is in Northern Indiana, 150 miles north/northeast of Indianapolis, 120 miles east of Chicago and 30 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.
LaGrange, located in the heart of the county, is the county seat. It is also home to some of the county’s architectural jewels including the county courthouse, completed in 1879, and the city’s Carnegie Library, built in 1919. Other incorporated towns include Shipshewana, Topeka, and Wolcottville. http://www.backroads.org
Steuben County Information (Mile Marker 130 to 156)
With 101 lakes, a beautiful state park with Indiana’s only toboggan slide, a buffalo preserve, an award-winning winery, plus great shopping, dining and golf, Steuben County is a popular year-round family-friendly destination. http://www.lakes101.org