USCG Station Michigan City
10 On the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360
In Michigan City, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 81°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 30 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 81°F and low of 66°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 2 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 21°F and high of 33°F.
The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from March 28 to November 1, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on June 8.
The drier season lasts 4.9 months, from November 1 to March 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on February 3.
Cost of Living
In Michigan City, IN, the overall cost of living index is 83, which is 6% lower than the Indiana average and 17% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Michigan City, IN, the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the Indiana average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Michigan City is on the south shore of Lake Michigan, in Indiana. The Old Lighthouse Museum has exhibits on local maritime history and shipwrecks, and offers tours of the nearby 1858 Michigan City Lighthouse.
Washington Park has a rock garden and gazebo, plus a beach. Washington Park Zoo is home to tigers, wolves, alligators and grizzly bears. The grand Barker Mansion is a 19th-century merchant’s home.
LaPorte County delivers on attractions, destinations, and activities that create the ideal vacation vibe. Visit Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to arrange a ranger guided tour of the Pinhook Bog.
Michigan City offers offers incredible beaches and harbor communities you might not expect to find in the Midwest, while the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa serves up all the fun and energy of Las Vegas.
Known as the festival capital of Northern Indiana, Visit Michigan City LaPorte celebrates its history, its people, and its natural beauty all year round. Ring in spring at the Friendship Botanical Gardens, spend a summer day at the LaPorte County Fair, size up some giant pumpkins at the Westville Pumpkin Festival, and explore a winter wonderland during the Washington Park Festival of Lights.
Nothing is more exciting than the power of imagination, which is why Michigan City LaPorte cultivates such a strong arts scene. During your visit, be sure to check out art galleries highlighting local and national talent, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. Art lovers must include the Lubeznik Center for the Arts on their list of places to visit. Northern Indiana’s premier multidisciplinary contemporary art space, the LCA features five gallery spaces that are refreshed quarterly with new pieces for you to visit,, a gift shop offering an assortment of souvenirs, and a performance venue where you can see everything from musicians to slam poets.
Animal lovers and nature enthusiasts will find plenty to love about LaPorte County. When you visit the zoo—located on 15 acres near Lake Michigan—you’ll have the pleasure of seeing over 90 different species of animals, including Bengal tigers, bald eagles, grizzly bears, and otters, just to name a few.
LaPorte County is also home to the Pinhook Bog, a very special kind of wetland located within the Indiana Dunes National Park.
The Pinhook Bog, which is open by reservation for ranger-guided tours, is covered by 145 acres of a floating peat mat. This fragile mat, combined with rare flora and fauna, makes the bog a must-visit for nature lovers. While you’re here, you’ll even have a chance to walk on a mat of floating peat and vegetation, which feels almost like you’re walking on a waterbed.
The only thing better than a day exploring Michigan City LaPorte is a night out! If you’re feeling lucky, visit the Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa. With 40 table games, live poker tables, and more than 1,700 slot machines, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa is the ultimate place to try your luck. Best of all, since it’s more than just games of chance, the Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway in Michigan City LaPorte.