NW Indiana Summer Fun: Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Conveniently located just off of State Road 49 in Chesterton, Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is both an amazingly peaceful spot for a picnic or a nature walk and a nature photographers paradise.

Carefully planted with native foliage and wildflowers, it is also sprinkled with genius landscaping, rockscaping and engineered structures that include bridges, waterfalls, ponds and walking paths.

The main structural showpiece is an outdoor ampitheater that offers incorporated leveled seating  and sits above the largest and most breathtaking waterfall in the preserve.


My girls and I were recently invited to picnic here with my family.  At first, I was hesitant to go, as my girls aren't really the picnicing type - especially in such a peaceful spot. To my amazement, the girls embraced to the peacefulness of the spot and enthusiastically took it all in.  They were even very patient with me as I indulged my obsession with the macro setting on my camera.

I truly believe that words cannot describe such a beautiful place.  I will simply show you in the photos I was able to shoot that day.



As the foliage is destined to change with the season, I'm looking forward to going back and seeing the changes as they take place...and getting more photos.


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Steve Dalton
219-465-8352 - Valparaiso, IN
Northwest Indiana Home Builder

My family and I love Coffee Creek, we were there in May for a picnic and a group jog around the trails.

I only wish they would start building the "downtown" and homes there.

Jul 02, 2008 02:09 PM #1
Kimberly Wester
Valparaiso, IN

Steve - I agree.  It is disheartening to know it could be so much more, but is 'stuck'.  One day, ti will be complete.

Jul 02, 2008 03:25 PM #2
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Kimberly, the pictures are very nice.  Glad you had a wonderful time with your girls and enjoyed the day.

Jul 15, 2008 09:47 AM #3
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