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Spring beckons us all outdoors with warming days and budding flora. A hike or mountain bike through Bluhm County Park will give you a peek at the wildflowers as they come into bloom. From Maple Sugar Sundays to Earth Day, Mother’s Day to the Midsummer Faire, a visit to the Friendship Botanic Gardens is a great way to celebrate spring and all its promise. The gardens feature plants, trees and flowers representing several different regions around the world. If you’re a gardener yourself, don’t miss the Annual Plant Sale where you might discover some new and unique plants carefully chosen by master gardeners. Spring in LaPorte County is a great time for treasure hunting as well.

We’re known as the “Antique Mecca” of Northwest Indiana and one of our biggest draws in both downtown LaPorte and Michigan City. And new this year is the LaPorte County Barn/Shop Hop event which features LaPorte County’s best kept secrets ~ tour six unique area shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art, one-of-a-kinds and more.

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