Located just 45 minutes southeast of Chicago, Cedar Lake has long been known as a popular resort destination. Cedar Lake, encompassing almost 800 acres, is the largest natural lake in Northwest Indiana. Numerous parks on the lakeshore offer picnic and viewing areas, public access, a boat launch, beaches and a fishing pier. Boating and fishing are popular summer activities on this beautiful lake. Cedar Lake Sunset Cruises have pontoon boat rides for every occasion. The Cedar Lake Yacht Club hosts weekly Sunday sailing and regattas. If you don't have your own watercraft, pontoon or wave runner, rentals are available for your enjoyment. There is an abundance of restaurants in Cedar Lake, ranging from pizza to ice cream to pub fare. Boaters can dock at The Lighthouse Restaurant pier, where guests can enjoy not only exceptional food, but an unparalleled view of the sunset over the lake.