History

Valparaiso Train Depot Time Lapse

  Eight hours of footage condensed into just over a minute. The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada built a line from Chicago to Valparaiso in 1880. The depot was constructed in 1912 and served continuously until Canadian National recently vacated the building and slated its demolition. The Porter County Career and Tech Center, Indiana Landmarks, […]

Wood’s Historic Grist Mill at Deep River

  At the mention of Lake County Indiana many think of the steel mills and sprawling refineries. But the landscape was far from that when John Wood first arrived in the county in 1835. Then the area was one of virgin forests, rolling prairies and impenetrable swamps. It was a far cry from the Massachusetts […]

Stoney Run

  Dedicated in 1973, Stoney Run is nestled in the rural setting of southeast Lake County. The 316 acres of tranquil woodlands, ponds, and open meadows lend themselves to a peaceful experience. The eight miles of hiking trails let visitors get away from it all and enjoy nature at its finest, observing first hand the […]

Lake Etta

  Lake Etta, like all parks, is a program unto itself. It is especially designed to serve various needs of park visitors through its many recreation choices. Special programs held at the park are often conducted on the weekdays because the park is filled to capacity on the weekends and especially during the summer months.

Deep River County Park

  At the mention of Lake County Indiana many think of the steel mills and sprawling refineries. But the landscape was far from that when John Wood first arrived in the county in 1835. Then the area was one of virgin forests, rolling prairies and impenetrable swamps. It was a far cry from the Massachusetts […]

Buckley Homestead

  The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories. Check the calendar for special events and activities throughout the year.