For a location that’s close to Chicago but with a less dense population and more small-town feel, head south of Lake County to Newton County. Much like the rest of the NWI region, it is filled with natural beauty, including its own wonder, the Kentland crater. Get a firsthand glimpse into what it takes to be a farmer at the popular Fair Oaks Farms, and participate in any number of outdoor activities throughout the year at the wildlife areas and parks.


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Fair Oaks Farms

Get an up-close look at modern, sustainable farming through two different interactive experiences: the Dairy Adventure and the Pig Adventure. Once you’ve learned what it takes to care for livestock on the farm, sample delicious dairy products that were made from milk produced at Fair Oaks Farms. There is also an on-site cheese factory and a “Cowfé” where you can order scrumptious breakfasts and lunches that are made with — you guessed it — farm-fresh products and produce. Be sure to order some of Fair Oaks Farms ice cream before you end your day!

LaSalle and Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area

Partake in a hike, go hunting or fishing, do some birdwatching and more in the beautiful, natural wildlife areas. LaSalle is 4,511 acres and includes a 5.8 mile loop trail, perfect for hiking, running and birdwatching, offering the opportunity to see wildlife along the way. The Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area is an area of 9,956 acres, 1,200 acres of which are composed of open water, marshes and flooded crop land.

See the bison at Kankakee Sands

The Nature Conservancy introduced a herd of 23 bison to the Kankakee Sands prairie restoration project in 2016. Now, over 90 bison roam the 1-square-mile prairie, and the area is considered to be the easternmost conservancy preserve where bison can be found. Thanks to a designated, slightly elevated viewing area, visitors can easily and safely see the bison roaming and grazing.

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Find your home in Newton County, Indiana

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! Come check out this 5 bedroom 2.5 bath home located in the country on just under 5 acres. Just minutes to I-65, this stunning home features a large updated kitchen, a FULL basement, newer roof and a HUGE 30 x 40 newly built pole barn with 12 ft ceilings! Had a hard day at work? Come relax in the hot tub with a screen in back porch. If you're looking for a peaceful country life, this is the home for you! Schedule your showing today! $499,900 Active

5073 E 900 N Fair Oaks, Indiana

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,608 SqFt 4.880 Acres

Welcome home to the WILLOW. Located in Farmington Hills of Lake Village, this CAPTIVATING sprawling ranch is SPACIOUS and ACCOMMODATING for all of your needs. A radiant 4 bedroom, 3 bath situated on an exquisite 1 acre lot. Uniquely, bedroom 2 has it's own full bathroom. The LUXURY master bedroom comes complete with an oversized walk-in closet, TILED walk-in shower, and a GORGEOUS freestanding tub. With this open concept design, the ultra modern kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The QUARTZ countertops, TILED backsplash, along with the eye-catching woodsy view, makes for A CHOICE HOME IN A CHOICE LOCATION.This NEW CONSTRUCTION is a commuter's dream, minutes from the interstate, making traveling a breeze. $474,900 Active

90 E 792 N Lake Village, Indiana

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,393 SqFt 1.070 Acres

Introducing... The Hickory located in Farmington Hills of Lake Village. This home is SPACIOUS and APPEALING. An inviting 2 Story with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, is a perfect place to hang your heart. Situated on an extra wide 1 acre lot, with a wonderful back patio, and privacy without isolation. This NEW CONSTRUCTION comes complete with a modern and stylish kitchen, which includes a roomy pantry, QUARTZ counter tops, and a TILED backsplash. The Master Bathroom has a walk-in shower with tiled walls, free standing tub, and a noteworthy walk-in closet. The open floor concept is a cheerful center for everyday activities. If you are looking for the golden spot, look no further than FARMINGTON HILLS.This NEW CONSTRUCTION is a commuter's dream, minutes from the interstate, making traveling a breeze. $454,900 Active

30 E 792 N Lake Village, Indiana

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,274 SqFt 1.060 Acres

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