Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is 1 mi. s. on SR 9. A two-story log cabin that was the novelist's home for several years is preserved here. The 148-acre site on Sylvan Lake was the perfect setting for Porter's writing, photography and nature studies in the first quarter of the 20th century. Her tastes and lifestyle are reflected in the furnishings and interior design of the cabin, which houses memorabilia and a personal library. A visitor center with an environmental resource center and formal gardens are on the grounds.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.