The small town of Rome City, Indiana is a tourist destination and a wonderful lake community nestled perfectly in northeast Indiana, Noble County and Orange township. Our inviting golf cart-friendly community offers beautiful views and homes for over of 1600 residents on and around beautiful  Sylvan Lake and attracts visitors year round to our many tourist attractions including our internationally famous Gene Stratton-Porter historic site.

Sylvan Lake Indiana is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with a wonderful public access and boat launch site,  16-miles of beautiful shoreline, great fishing, and our famous "Big Island" complete with scenic island nature trails, island church services & an island boat dock.  

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A golf-cart friendly, lake community

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Enjoy our wonderful views of Sylvan lake and our small town hospitality in Rome City, Indiana.

Welcome residents, visitors and lakers! 


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The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site located on beautiful Sylvan Lake in Rome City, Indiana was selected by the Indiana Office of Tourism and Development to grace the cover of the 2019 Official Indiana Travel Guide! Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature, and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored

lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake!​​


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Rome City, Indiana welcomes you to our lovely community located on famous

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May 3 & 4th – Town-wide garage sale

​May 9th – Annual Fish & Tenderloin Dinner, RC UMC

May 10th – Spring Fling Sylvan Cellars
May 25th – Legion BBQ Chix

June 1st – FREE Boater's safety class, bingo hall 

July 5th – Concert, Lyrics at Lakeside Park, Sylvan

July 6th – Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July 6th – BBQ Chix, RC American Legion 

July 13th  – POKER RUN on Sylvan lake

Aug 2 & 3rd  – Town-wide garage sale​​

Aug 9, 10 & 11th – Chautauqua Days Festival!​

​​Oct 31st – Trick/Treat, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Nov 15th – Town hall tree lighting  

​​Nov 16th – Lakeside holiday bazaars, holiday house walk 


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The Rome City Chamber presents the Annual Holiday House Walk and Lakeside Holidays.  Events include --
 Breakfast at the Legion, 
Craft Bazaars:
*Orange Township Fire Department
*Rome City United Methodist Church
*West Lakes Association
 Business Open Houses:
*Fancy Flowers
*Caroline's Cottage Cottons
*Limberlost Library - Kids program & Santa
 Artisan Market at Sylvan Cellars and Lunch at several locations.


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The Rome City Chamber presents:

Annual Holiday House Walk and Lakeside Holidays

​Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8 AM – 4 PM

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TOWN WIDE LEAF PICK-UP SCHEDULE


TOWN PROPER: 1ST PICK-UP: OCTOBER 29-31
2ND PICK-UP: NOVEMBER 18 & 19


NORTH SIDE OF SYLVAN LAKE: 1ST PICK-UP: NOVEMBER 12-15
2ND PICK-UP: NOVEMBER 25-27

SOUTH SIDE OF SYLVAN LAKE:  1ST PICK-UP: NOVEMBER 5-8
2ND PICK-UP: NOVEMBER 19-22


LIMBERLOST TRAIL: PICK-UP: DECEMBER 3-4