Valparaiso isn’t far from Lake Michigan, so every winter our town gets hammered with cold temperatures and heavy, wet lake-effect snow. It’s enough to dampen your love of the entire season.
But this year, we at Paul Sur Buick GMC have vowed not to let the winter blues get us down. There’s plenty to do during winter in the area, so we recommend checking out these memorable winter activities in Valparaiso.
The best place go sledding or tobogganing is the Forest Park Golf Course, which invites visitors to its hills when the snow falls. Rogers-Lakewood Park does the same thing. Sledding is an excellent way for the family to spend time outside together.
Forest Park Golf Course also offers cross-country skiing trails, as do Sunset Hill Farm and the Indiana Dunes State Park. If you’ve never tried cross-country skiing, the Valparaiso area is the perfect place to try it due to the heavy snow.
Our personal favorite way to spend an afternoon is ice skating at Tower Park or Deep River Waterpark. These local hot-spots transform into winter wonderlands where you can challenge your balance and glide on the ice.
No matter how you spend this winter, we wish you a very merry holiday season!
Fall means moderate temperatures, colorful leaves, kids in costumes, scary movies, and all sorts of fun stuff. Of course, that also means that people are celebrating the season in a number of ways. Here in Valparaiso, we have the Fall Harvest Festival. Coming up in mid-October, the festival is a family-friendly, free event with activities ranging from hayrides to a dog costume contest, if you’re the type to dress up your furry friend for Halloween.
In previous years the Fall Harvest Festival has only been a day long, but the event has become so popular it now spans two days of fall-themed activities. On Friday, October 14th from 4 to 6pm, as well as Saturday, October 15th from 11am until 2 pm, Downtown Valparaiso will be alive with fun activities. On Friday, dress up in your favorite costume and go around local restaurants and shops for a tasty treat and a hayride in Central Park Plaza. On Saturday, experience live music, a corn maze, face painting, and more, including the Pooh Parade.
The Fall Harvest Festival only comes around once a year and is a great way to interact with the community or just find something fun to do on the weekend. Whether you’re in costume or not, the festival is fun and entertaining for all. So let us know what you thought of the wonderful event!