Portage, Indiana is a family friendly city that is affordable and a great place to live with an excellent school system. Located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, Portage has miles of beaches, activities and fun for the whole family. Enjoy all that Portage has to offer including the Lakefront and Riverwalk that opened in 2008. You'll find a 3500 square foot public pavilion equipped with restrooms and a seasonal snack bar to enjoy when you go to the beach, hiking or fishing off the pier. The Portage Park System is made up of fifteen parks, ranging in size from 0.5 to 256 acres, with a total acreage of 612 acres including trail space. There are also 10 miles of paved bike trails. Parks include Woodland Park, Imagination Glen and Countryside Park. Enjoy a movie night at the Goodrich-Portage IMAX theatre with 16 theatres to choose from. With Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, Lowes and many other retailers located nearby you won't have to go far to find what you're looking for. Restaurants in the area include LongHorn Steakhouse, Tate's Place, Fuji, Cappos and Gelsosomo's Pizzeria just to name a few.