"Small Town with a Big Heart" Porter by Toughluck

Porter Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 82 photos

If you can find it, have lunch

Porter is little known as it is an old track town. Centered along the railroad, downtown is one sided and hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. Most people pass through on US 20 and see trees and homes scattered about with numerous housing developments. The commercial center appears to be the truck stops at US 20 and I-94, but keep looking there's a lot more.

Quiet stroll in the afternoon

No, there is not alot to do in Porter. More than enough if you like historic communities, architechture and trains. In an hour you can easily see town and the places of interest. Plan your visit at meal time and enjoy the local restaurants. Plan your visit for a cool afternoon and enjoy the trains passing by.

More to Town than Downtown

Check out the other tips for things to do. Porter is the home of Splashdown Dunes Water Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, numerous delicious restaurants, the Duneland Harvest Festival, Maple Sugar Festival, Native Plant Sales, and Cowles Bog.

It's neighbors includes Chesterton, Beverly Shores, and Portage. You'll find more than a weekends worth of activites.

Beverly Shores; Chesterton, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park, Michigan City, Porter; Valparaiso,
and further afield: Hebron, Kouts

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's on the way to where you want to be.
  • Cons:More a center to go out from than a place to be
  • Last visit to Porter: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2007
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