Lake Wawasee Vacation Rentals in the Heart of Amish Country
Situated in the heart of Amish Country is the wonderful natural lake known as Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County, Indiana. It is just over 40 miles from Fort Wayne International Airport, and sits just off Indiana State Road 13. With long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters, there is a variety of activities within an easy distance of Lake Wawasee lodging at any time of year. The lake was formed during America’s last glacial era and originally inhabited by Native Americans. The lake has an average depth of 22 feet, and the surrounding hills reach an elevation of around 1,000 feet.
Lake Wawasee Lake Houses in a Family-Friendly Environment
Lake Wawasee vacation rentals sit by a 3,000-acre lake with some 25 miles of shoreline. Scattered around the lake are protected areas where birds such as eagles, hawks, herons and swans nest. There are also 240 acres of wetland and an excess of 11 acres of park land around its shores. There are also a planetarium, antique shops, museums and excellent restaurants. Visitors to the lake will enjoy the many activities such as fishing, including night fishing and ice fishing, and ice boating in winter. There are a number of species in the lake, including bluegills, bass, bullhead, crappies, perch, pike and sunfish. On the lake itself are activities such as sailing, boating and waterskiing. An area set aside as "the Sandbar" offers a safe swimming area for children, with a depth of three to four feet. The Family Fishing area offers a family-friendly environment for children to learn to fish and swim. Around the lake are trails for hiking and biking in summer, and snowmobiling in winter. There are also several golf courses within a short distance of the area.
Experience the Life of the Amish near Lake Wawasee Lake Houses
Visitors to Lake Wawasee lake houses will find excellent day trips to great areas such as Amish Acres, where visitors can learn more about the Amish way of life. The Amish farmstead is on the National Register of Historic Places and visitors can enjoy a buggy ride, traditional Amish food and watch a play at the Round Barn Theater. Visitors can take home charming mementos of their day as well as delicious locally made food.
Also nearby are towns such as Syracuse, Essenhaus and Shipshewanna. In Syracuse, enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, great shopping including local farmers' markets, museums, theaters and a variety of parks. In particular, the city of Fort Wayne, less than 45 miles away, has a wonderful selection of museums and art galleries, such as the Orchard Gallery of Fine Art and the Castle Gallery which features both international and local artists in a unique, historic mansion. At the recently restored Fort Wayne Museum of Art, visitors will enjoy the 12 galleries, and children will be particularly pleased with the "imagination stations." The African American Historical Museum has exhibits which include a replica of an African Village, as well as music and an Underground Railroad Room. At Engine House No. 3, there is a museum dedicated to commemorating the history of the area’s firefighters. Children will enjoy the Jack D. Diehm Wildlife Museum of Natural History, where the exhibits are set into realistic surroundings. Fort Wayne has a lively nightlife, including theaters and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Lake Wawasee Lodging Includes Wonderful Homes
Lake Wawasee lake houses are as charming as the lake itself. Here, visitors will choose from beautiful homes, for any size of family or group. These fully equipped homes include many individual extras that add real luxury to each home. Such extras may include great outdoor space, with BBQs, patio furniture and fire pits for cookouts. They also have games rooms, full laundry facilities, big screen TVs with full entertainment systems, and wifi internet access. Many are both kid-friendly and welcome pets.