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Northern Indiana Attractions


Maple Ridge Campground is located just minutes from all Northern Indiana has to offer.  US 31 is a gateway to all the fun museums, shopping, dining, and tours.  Here are just a few nearby attractions.  Let us know if you know of a great place we should add to our list of suggestions.

The South Bend/Mishawaka Visitor's Bureau website is a great place to start to see what there is to do in the area.  It has a digital guide to area museums and a guide to kid friendly activities.  Our camp store has these brochures too.

Campus tours are a great way to experience the history, beauty, and grandeur of the University of Notre Dame, all in just a short amount of time.  The University of Notre Dame campus is only 14 miles north on US 31 from Maple Ridge Campground.

Campgrounds near HealthWorks! Kids' Museum
RV Manufacturer Factory Tours

Did you know that 80% of the nation’s RVs are manufactured in Elkhart County? You’ll find everything RV there from service, repairs, parts, accessories, dealers, and factory tours.

Recognized as the fastest growing chocolate company in the nation, South Bend Chocolate Company got its start making chocolates for the University of Notre Dame in Northern Indiana, but now delights visitors with rich hot chocolate, decadent ice cream, and chocolates by the pound.  Tours available daily.

The History Museum is located two blocks west of Tippecanoe Place, formerly the home of Clement Studebaker and now a restaurant that offers excellent continental fare. The complex is minutes from the University of Notre Dame and within blocks of the South Bend Museum of Art.

boating fishing boat ramp
Pleasant Lake in Lakeville

Lakeville is home to 29-acre Pleasant Lake.  A 1/4-mile channel connects Pleasant Lake to Riddles Lake, which is 77 acres.  A public access boat ramp is located on Pleasant Lake just off U.S. 931 (Old US 31) on the south side of Lakeville.  Bait, tackle, and boat rental is also available nearby.  A 10-mph speed limit restriction is enforced on the lakes.

The Studebaker National Museum is a state-of-the-art, 55,000-square-foot facility that opened in October 2005. The building has three levels and features fully climate-controlled galleries and storage facilities to ensure the best possible care for the collection.  The Studebaker Museum is only 11 miles north on US 31 from Maple Ridge Campground.

HealthWorks! has been infectiously contaminating kids of all ages since their doors first opened in February 2000. The museum teaches children the passion and courage to lead inspired and healthy lives.  The HealthWorks! Kids' Museum is 11 miles north on US 31 from Maple Ridge Campground.

We are centrally located in Northern Indiana with an easy drive to visit the Amish Communities and tourist areas.  There is Elkhart (28mi), Goshen (33mi), Nappanee (25mi), Middlebury (38mi), Wakarusa (18mi), Bristol (36mi), and Shipshewana (47mi).

Built by Clem Studebaker from 1886 - 1889, the Tippecanoe Place mansion has a rich and colorful history. Today, the restaurant indulges clientele in grand cuisine and noble wine - all within an atmosphere of unparalleled ambiance at the heart of the South Bend business and catering scene.

The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening and art into a one-of-a-kind event. This colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals is linked by the roads that form the Heritage Trail.

The vision of MAKE SOUTH BEND is to create a community space to educate, inspire and support local artists, makers and creative community members through a shared working space and tools, weekly classes and a curated gift shop and gallery of local goods and art. 

Second generation owners, Don and Jan Kinney, Jr. welcome golfers of all ages and skill levels to one of Marshall County's favorite golf courses. 

Experience the restoration of the Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead, the only Amish farm listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Widow Barbara Stahly and her five sons migrated from Germany to the southwest corner of Elkhart County, in 1839, making them, likely the first Amish settlers in Indiana.

The par 72, 7136-yard layout with four sets of tees offers a strategic test for golfers of all abilities. Broad fairways framed by 78 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses lead to subtly contoured and swept-up-tiered bentgrass greens.

A links-style course comfortably nestled on 250 wooded acres. Lush fescue fairways, softly rolling terrain and the golden dome in the background make the course a beauty to behold.

Potato Creek State Park is an Indiana state park located 3.5 miles from Maple Ridge Campground.  The park features a wide array of activities such as trails, a swimming beach, and nature center.  They also have fishing and rent canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, and kayaks.

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