Chesterton, located just south of the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park, is brimming with a diverse variety of activities and businesses.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Chesterton boasts both hiking and biking trails and is just minutes away from beautiful beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Golfers will appreciate Chesterton's two gorgeous golf courses, The Brassie and Sand Creek Country Club. Nature lovers can explore the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, which includes the Chesterton Amphitheatre, the Pavilion, Philips Pond, and Weir Bridge.

History buffs will enjoy the Commercial Historic District and the Westchester Township History Museum, which is located in the historic 1885 Brown Mansion. Art lovers will appreciate the Chesterton Art Center, as well as the local galleries and antique markets.

Accommodations are abundant in Chesterton. Visitors can choose a bed & breakfast, such as the Duneswalk Inn at the Furness Mansion, a modern hotel, such as the Hilton Garden Inn or the Best Western Indian Oak, or even a campsite at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Restaurants are also plentiful and varied, ranging from Mediterranean fare at the Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill to Italian fare at Lucrezia Café. Third Coast Spice Café, a farm to fork restaurant, offers guests the freshest local ingredients for a delightful dining experience.

Chesterton hosts a European Market from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. This unique outdoor market features not only regional fruits and vegetables, but a wide variety of specialty items, from locally grown shrimp and artisan bread to clothing, handcrafted jewelry, art and so much more. The Mistletoe Market in December has become a holiday tradition in the area.

 Duneland School Corporation

The Duneland School Corporation is governed by an elected five-member Board of School Trustees, elected to represent the interests of over 5800 students from the townships of  Westchester, Jackson, Liberty, and part of Pine, all located in Porter County. The corporation spans a 92 square-mile area including the towns of Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor and Dune Acres, on the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana. 
The Duneland School Corporation consists of five elementary schools (grades K-4), two intermediate schools (grades 5-6), a middle school (grades 7-8) and a high school (grades 9-12). Each school has a hot lunch program and bus service is provided to all students living outside of walking boundaries.
In partnership with our parents and community, Duneland Schools are committed to maintaining a broad and rich educational program that responds to the individual needs of the children of our community. Fine Arts, physical education, and STEM-related learning experiences are provided in all grades K-12. World Language classes (e.g. French, German, Japanese and Spanish) begin at the middle school level and continue through high school. The International Baccalaureate program is offered at Chesterton High School, one of only 21 such programs in the State, in addition to extensive program offerings in Advanced Placement, concurrent/dual credit courses and a wide variety of vocational/career related courses.

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