Introduction to Cedar Lake, Indiana
Cedar Lake History
Cedar Lake was originally inhabited by the Native Americans, though white settlers entered the area in the 1870s. The Cedar Lake Post Office was opened 1870. The Monon Railroad first entered the area in 1882. It became a popular lakeside resort for Chicagoans during the late 1800s. Cedar Lake was incorporated into the state in 1970. The town was named after the lake, which was previously known as Red Cedar Lake. It is located in Lake county, which was formed in 1837.
Cedar Lake and nearby Attractions
- Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
- Lake of the Red Cedars Museum
- Deep River Waterpark
- Lake county Historical Museum
- La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Pines Peak Family Ski Area
Things To Do In Cedar Lake
The Lemon Lake County Park and Buckley Homestead County Park are close by. The Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, Matteson Historical Museum, and Midwest Carvers Museum are among the history museums in the area. Cedar Lake, The Monastery Golf Club and South Shore Country Club are in the area. In addition, the Cedar Lake Summerfest is held in the month of June every year.
Cedar Lake Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Cedar Lake Higher Education
Indiana University - Northwest, Purdue University - Calumet Campus, and Ivy Tech State College - Northwest provide higher education in the area.