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Rochester is a city in Indiana, located a little bit over an hour's drive from both Fort Wayne and Lafayette. Indianapolis is approximately two hours' drive south of Rochester, and Gary is about a 90-minute drive northwest, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Book an RV in Rochester, and you can stay in a smaller city while remaining close to all the attractions of this part of Indiana.

Rochester was founded in 1835, soon after the post office was established. It was named after the hometown of the city’s founder, Alexander Chamberlain. Many historical places are preserved, and you can still see them today, including the Lyman M. Brackett House, Fulton County Courthouse, Rochester Downtown Historic District, John W. Smith House, and Germany Bridge. See all of these beautiful locations when you rent an RV in Rochester.

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The Great Outdoors

With an RV rental in Rochester, one of the closest natural parks is Menominee Public Fishing Area. It is a popular fishing location in this part of Indiana, nestled around Tippecanoe River. Some of the state’s largest lakes feed this river, which is why it is such an important part of the ecosystem and a popular fishing and boating location. Some of the species you can find here are warblers, red-headed woodpeckers, bobwhites, and wild ducks.

Tippecanoe River State Park is located half an hour's drive west when you book a travel trailer rental in Rochester. Tippecanoe River is a great attraction for canoers and kayakers. There are over 2,000 miles of trails in the park, perfect for hiking and horseback riding. The park is also a great place for camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing, along with fishing, which is the most popular activity here. In the park, you will also find picnic shelters and a boat launch, as well as a recreational building.

Edmund and Virginia Ball Nature Preserve is approximately an hour's drive northeast in your RV rental from Rochester. This beautiful natural park is located between Tippecanoe Lake and James Lake. Wetlands here provide habitat for many species and also have a role in filtering and storing water. This is a perfect place for all nature lovers, with a lot of scenic landscapes offering great photography opportunities. The lakes are perfect for water sports, like swimming, water skiing, boating, and fishing.

RV Parks near Rochester

When you rent a motorhome in Rochester, you can stay in a few different RV parks nearby. Lakeview Campground is just a short drive east of the city. It is a relaxing park by Barr Lake, that offers a beautiful beach, paddle boats, fishing contests, playgrounds, mini-golf, fishing boat rentals, activities for kids, and more. The park has one of the cleanest lakes of Indiana, and nearby, you can find hiking trails surrounded by trees.

Hidden Lake Paradise Campground is a relaxing park that offers many family-friendly activities, like potlucks, obstacle courses, themed activities, and playgrounds for kids. The campground has private access to Thomas Lake, where you can enjoy the beach, fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake has plenty of bluegill, catfish, and bass. Here you will also have access to restrooms and showers, a picnic shelter, and much more.

Hoffman Lake Camp is located by the 200-acre Hoffman Lake, which offers a lot of opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, or relaxing on the beach. The campground also has a basketball court, playgrounds, mini-golf, and a game room. Other amenities offered in the park are a swimming pool, a splash pad, boat rentals, a camp store, laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, and more. This family-friendly campground is worth considering when you rent an RV in Rochester.

Exploring the City

Rochester has many beautiful historical buildings preserved, and one of the most interesting is Fulton County Courthouse. It was built in 1895 and is a four-story Richardsonian Romanesque style limestone building. It also has a central bell and a clock tower. In the yard of the courthouse, there are four memorials, one for the Potawatomi Trail of Death, a cornerstone for the Rochester College, and two war memorials.

Another Rochester attraction is Lake Manitou, a human-made lake created in 1827. The lake was created for a mill for Potawatomi Native American Tribe use. The Potawatomi tribe called the lake Man-I-Toe, which means "the devil's lake" because it was believed that a monster lived in the lake. The lake contains over 775 acres of open water and is a great place for water sports and relaxation in the city.

The Fulton County Historical Society is located a short drive north of the city and has an important role in preserving the history and culture of the region. The museum is housed in a unique round barn building and living history village named Loyal. It represents the frontier life in Fulton County before the 1840s. The museum offers different events, tours, educational programs, and volunteering opportunities year-round.

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