Porter, IN, USA

Porter, IN, USA

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Where to stay around Porter, IN?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 89 vacation rentals near Porter. From 55 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porter for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Pretty stays on the shores of Porter

Fur traders, railroad bigwigs, Swedish Lutherans and pioneers crossing the Midwestern divide have all stopped off in Porter over the years, imparting the place with an eclectic heritage, a smattering of National Register Historic Places and an interesting story to boot. That said, most people don't come for the history. Instead, they come to settle in one of many Porter vacation rentals that line the edges of the beautiful Indiana Dunes State Park. With miles of glowing, yellow-white beachfront on the doorstep, the lapping waves of Lake Michigan and beautiful nature trails stretching across the sand hills, it's easy to see why.

The pretty side of Porter

Get ready to feel the laid-back Midwestern character of Northern Indiana as you settle into one of the available Porter vacation rentals on the lakefront. Beachcombing as the sun sets across Lake Michigan will quickly turn to stargazing as twilight gives way to night. Come morning, you can pull on your walking boots and hop across wetland boardwalk trails in search of rare turkey vultures, kestrels and other birds of prey. You can scale the hulking dunes, enjoy picnics in the secluded woods, or even do interpretative nature tours with trained ecologists.

Life on the dunes in Porter

Covering a whopping 25 miles along the edge of southern Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is the jewel in Porter's crown. It's a must for those who've bagged a stay close to the beaches, offering a medley of sand stretches, singing dunes and sightings of bald eagles and hawks. In the summer, you'll be able to join the locals on the designated sunbathing and swimming section of beach, or head into the web of trails that cross the highest sand hills and offer views of Chicago's skyline from across the water.

Pretty Porter in the sun

There's no question that the warmer months of the year signal the most popular season in Porter. That's when folk from all over the Midwest flock to the pretty waterside town to seek out Porter vacation rentals that allow them to stroll the famous dunes, kick back on the beaches and hike the trails. You'll need to book your stay between the months of May and September if you're after the hottest weather and most reliable sunshine.

Porter spills into Lake Michigan

Porter is primarily known as the gateway to Lake Michigan's iconic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A designated US preserve, it encompasses some truly unique landscapes. There are high dune hills that whistle eerily in the breezes, and you'll also find wetlands and woods where rare and fearsome birds flit overhead. There are bogs and prairies and marshes that feather off the Little Calumet River. And there are beaches, of course – long, sandy and often totally empty, perfect for a picnic or a day spent sunbathing.