if you're not really the sports fan type, try a CPHS
sporting event. You may find it more interesting
than you thought you might. Current sporting events
schedules are posted at the CPHS
forget to decorate for fall! There are lots of farms
and garden shops in Crown Point that sell bundles of corn
stalks, beautiful mums, gourds, pumpkins, and other
terrific fall decorative items. Make your front
porch the talk of the town. Get into fall
and early-winter in the Crown Point area offer several
opportunities for early Christmas shopping. Try
these events or visit this page for Northwest
Indiana events such as Autumn Arts on the Square, Antique
Show, Christmas Open
and explore some of the places in Crown Point and
Northwest Indiana which have been deemed
"haunted." Rumor has it that the
Courthouse, the old jail, even the high school is
haunted. And then there is Gypsy's Cemetery.
Try a search on Google
for "haunted indiana," "Diana of the
Dunes," and other relevant words for more
information. Happy haunting!
a neighborhood block party or just a garage party of your
own. Even though you might live in a subdivision,
you might not know all that many neighbors. Get
friendly! Be neighborly! Throw a party!
the Antique Mall on the
south side of the square to find how many artifacts you
recall from your childhood.
some of the used clothing shops in the Crown Point area
for unique Halloween costume ideas. (Or maybe it's
sufficient to raid your own closet to find a great
polyester disco outfit!)
are several farms in the area that offer fall-time fun,
such as pumpkin picking, hayrides, pony rides, fresh
vegetables, even petting zoos. Even if you don't
have kids, these stops can be refreshing and a great way
to indulge in the fall season.
have to have dinner, so why not make it more fun than
usual? Plan a picnic at one of Crown Point's parks
or even the courthouse lawn.
local artists by shopping Crown Point galleries. You
might be surprised by the number of artists represented in
Crown Point in the courthouse and downtown areas.
Map out a day of local art finding, and maybe even spoil
yourself with a gift to your self suitable for framing!
sister site, NorthwestIndiana.com has a section for local
music and bands. See what bands are represented and
find out where they are playing by visiting their web
sites. The local music directory can be viewed at http://www.northwestindiana.com/localmusic.htm
sure to soak in every last bit of sunshine while we've
still got the chance before winter gets here! Grab a
bench on the Crown Point square to read, eat a snack, or
have a session of good old "people watching."
are known as the big garage sale days in Crown Point, so
keep your eyes open for sale signs around town.
advantage of the plethora of ice cream shops in
town. Challenge yourself and a friend to an ice
cream "taste off," sampling frozen treasures
from the ice cream shops in the downtown area. (Just
off the top of our heads, we count 4 within easy walking
distance of each other.) Our caution: Beware
of brain freeze!
Point is a great setting for photos. Take some
pictures of the sites or other neat things that you
see. We'd be glad to post them in our photo
gallery. We're especially hoping to see some of
the great locations in Crown Point decked in splendid fall
|Nice weather means it's time to start
walking! "Sources" say it is one mile from
the Old Courthouse to the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Get some exercise, and see the season's wonderful colors.
a warm evening, grab a park bench on the courthouse square
and people watch. But in Crown Point, people
watching easily includes car watching. It's free,
entertaining, and makes for lots of topics for
conversation with all the cruising cars and sights to
see. Sure, this might be considered one of your
cheapest dates, but also possibly one of the more
creative. Throw in an ice cream and it's down right
you're hurting to go to the beach, but don't feeling like
driving all the way to Lake Michigan? Don't forget
Fancher Lake at the Lake County Fairgrounds for beach and
swimming. There are also some fine picnic areas
within the grounds.
better get started planning for St. Patrick's Day, or you
might be left out in the cold with no "Kiss Me I'm
Irish Kiss!" We know of at least one Irish pub
in town. See if you can find more to make the rounds
on that notorious evening.
you the type who likes to dress obnoxiously in green for
St. Patty's day? Give your green wardrobe a super
boost by making a few selective purchases from one or two
of the used clothing shops in the Crown Point area.
your sweetie with your romantic knowledge of Crown Point's
"history of love." First visit our history
section to study up; then plan a Valentine's day or
night on the town with a CP historical love
Crown Point Library hosts literary events focusing
on popular books. Visit their web
to see which speakers and books are upcoming.
are lots of really neat cafes and coffee shops around town
where you could spoil yourself with a delicious hot
drink. Come on; you know you deserve it! Pick
a place with a really relaxing atmosphere, take your
favorite book with you, and just indulge yourself by
"wasting" a little time.
summer festival time in Crown Point. Check the events
schedule for information on fun dates such as Taste of
Crown Point and Corn Roast. If you are a fan of good
food, you will appreciate these two festivals held at the