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Steuben County, Indiana

Steuben County, Indiana offers year-round recreational opportunities. Enjoy a ride down Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan at Pokagon State Park. The 1,260-acre park on Lake James has hiking trails, camping, nature center, boat rentals and the 137-room Potawatomi Inn. Find unique shopping opportunities in quaint downtowns and at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. End the day at one of Northern Indiana Lakes Country’s hotels. Special hotel and lodging packages are available throughout the year.

Calendar of Events

Mon Oct 16 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Rendezvous
Mon Oct 16 @ 2:30PM -
Lou Holtz at Trine University
Tue Oct 17 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Rendezvous
Wed Oct 18 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fall Rendezvous

Fall fun in Northern Indiana Lakes Country includes walks through orange, red and yellow carpets of leaves at Pokagon State Park, Trine State Recreation Area, and numerous nature preserves. Enjoy the brisk air as you tour the 400-acre Wild Winds BuffaloPreserve then take in a Saturday afternoon Trine University football game. Raise a glass of award-winning wine at our local wineries, then dine at one of our many distinctive restaurants. End your day with a beautiful view of Lake James from the outdoor patio of the lakefront Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon. 

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There are 12 ACRES preserves in Steuben County and are open daily, dawn to dusk, for hiking. For a complete listing, visit https://acreslandtrust.org/preserves/ 

Other areas that are ideal for hiking include the Pigeon River State Fish & Wildlife Area located south of Orland and south of State Road 120, west of State Road 327 North on County Road 300 North. The Anspaugh Wildlife Habitat Trust Area is open to the public on a limited basis. The 80-acre tract on Look Lake south of County Road 100 North west of Loon Lake public access off Landis Road includes lowland woods, wet meadows, shrub wetlands and lake frontage.

The Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy has a variety of properties around the lake. Visit www.clearlakeconservancy.org

Vistula Park, located in back of the Fremont Public Library off State Road 120, features 56 acres, with nearly half in a natural state. There’s a 10-foot wide paved trail which meanders through a high-quality woodland and wetland complex. The 2.1 mile Fish Creek Trail in Hamilton is accessed on the south side of Bellefontaine Road, across from Gnagy Park. 

Big D’s Bait and Tackle
2447 N. State Road 127
Angola, IN 46703
(260) 665-8414

Corner Landing Bait & Tackle
3945 N. 300 W.
Angola, IN 46703
(260) 833-2112

Lurecraft Fisherman’s Shop
10195 W. State Road 120
Orland, IN 46776

The Angler
7430 S. SR 327
Hudson, IN 46747

Tri-State Bait and Tackle
5275 N. SR 127
Fremont, IN 46737
(260) 833-1283

Ski at Pokagon State Park


Cross Country Ski PokagonPokagon’s trails are open, weather permitting. You don’t have to worry about bringing your own equipment. Visitors may rent equipment at the Civilian Conservations Corps shelter near the main beach when snow conditions are favorable. Rentals are available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Ski rental is $8 per hour per set for adults and $5 per set per hour for youth 15 and under. Group rental rates for groups of eight or more are $5 per hour per set. A driver’s license is required for a deposit.

If you have your own equipment, you may ski anytime, but must be off the park’s trails 30 minutes before sunset. There are beginner, moderate and rugged trails for all skill levels. For more information or to check snow conditions, call (260) 833-2012 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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