A cultural lake experience awaits you in Winona Lake. Festivals, dining, shopping and unique accommodations make this town a must-see on any trip.

Great moments

The Winona Lake Parks Department rents canoes and kayaks to help you enjoy your day at the lake.  Shop for handcrafter jewelry, pottery, paintings, and baked goods.  Afterwards, recline in one of the many Adirondack chairs and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Don’t miss the Village at Winona, home to over 20 renovated Victorian homes turned into eateries and artisan shops along the lake shoreline. The Village is also the host of numerous festivals and events held throughout the year, including the Fat & Skinny Tire Fest, Art Fair, the Porsche Festival, Canal Days and Oktoberfest.

Enjoy the Arts Walk on the 2nd Friday of each month during the summer, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, sponsored by the Village at Winona. There is art for everyone as each shop features different “artistic” expressions.

Did you know?

  • Flanked by the original home and museum of the Rev. Billy Sunday and the Winona History Center ran under the direction of Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake is a very quaint spot with restored historical homes that now house shops which will remin you of a historic Williamsburg, Virgina.
  • In the early 1890s Spring Fountain Park included an amusement park including a roller coaster, two cycloramas and even a race track.
  • During the days of the Winona Chautauqua many famous lecturers spoke including William Jennings Bryant; Admiral Byrd and Ronald Amundsen, Arctic Explorers; Will Rogers; and Helen Keller.
  • Winona Lake was once home to the World’s Largest Bible Conference.

Not to be missed in Winona Lake

A premiere restaurant featuring award winning food in a casual setting. A complete lunch and dinner menu with outstanding service are the hallmarks of the BoatHouse Restaurant.

Cerulean Restaurant is about more than food. Every aspect of our restaurant is designed to bring people together. We are dedicated to serving the best food and drink in the most relaxing atmosphere possible, all so that people will gather together and make community happen.

Experience the pleasures of Kelainey’s Ice Cream – premium hand-dipped ice cream and sundaes, gourmet sandwiches and salads and all of your favorite espresso drinks served hot, blended, or over ice. Kelainey’s is your destination to indulge.