Kosciusko County, The Land of Lakes

  • Kosciusko County in Northern Indiana boasts more than 100 inland lakes.
  • Rent fishing boats and pontoons at several Webster Lake resorts—Dixie Haven and Fisherman’s Cove.
  • Voted the number one sandwich in Kosciusko County, try the diet-defying Hoe burger—a cheeseburger topped with eggs and ham–at the American Legion in North Webster.
  • Celebrate the end of the season at North Webster’s 6th Annual Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival, an all-day event of vendors, crafts, food, music and family friendly activities on Saturday, September 26.

 

Webster Lake 8

The epitome of retro lakeside charm, North Webster in Kosciusko County, nestled on the shores of Webster Lake, is the kind of place where you can attend Sunday services not only in church but aboard a boat, watch a water ski team perform (for free) on Saturday nights from the public beach or even hop aboard the state’s oldest stern wheel paddleboat in Indiana.

Back in the days before paved roads and in a time of very few cars, a sternwheeler built in 1908 and called the City of Webster made its way from dock to dock along the waters of 500-acre lake, serving as a floating blacksmith shop, mail delivery service, grocery store and ferry. Six years later it was replaced with another sternwheeler, this one called the Dixie. Today, the newest Dixie, built in 1929, offers daily cruises past small tree dotted islands and such points of interest as the crumbling steps of the Yellow Banks Hotel where both John Dillinger and Al Capone were said to have stayed.

See info on Winona Lake, Silver Lake and many more at koscvb.org/Explorethearea/RegionsandCommunities or call 800-800-6090.