Topic: Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail

  • Green, glorious green

    By Alyssa Nyberg As we roll out of this long, cold, white winter and into March, the greens of spring awaken our spirits and rejuvenate our souls.  And for this green inspiration, we have not the flowers nor the trees to thank, but grasses, glorious grasses. Grasses are one of those overlooked, unappreciated wonders of … Continued

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  • Dune Days Summer Camp at the Westchester Township History Museum

    Summer Camp for grades 4 and 5 is coming to the Museum!   The Westchester Township History Museum will host its seventh annual summer history camp, Dune Days, July 16 – 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon each day.  The program is free of charge.  Registration at the museum is necessary as the event … Continued

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  • The Red Bat

    By Alyssa Nyberg Alyssa has been the Native Plant Nursery Manager at Kankakee Sands for 14 years. Each day I seem to learn something new in nature.   A few weeks ago, I was out on a jog around Kankakee Sands when I happened to have the great fortune to see a red bat. I, … Continued

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  • Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

    Every 365 days, debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet hurl towards Earth at breakneck speeds.  These tiny particles come alive and light up the night sky with streaks of white, gold, or even blue.  Known today as the Perseid Meteor Shower, it is the most famous of all meteor showers.  It never fails to provide an … Continued

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  • Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

    Every 365 days, debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet hurl towards Earth at breakneck speeds.  These tiny particles come alive and light up the night sky with streaks of white, gold, or even blue.  Known today as the Perseid Meteor Shower, it is the most famous of all meteor showers.  It never fails to provide an … Continued

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  • Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

    As long as there’s been sand in the dunes, there have been folks molding it, pushing it, stacking it into basic castles guarding the water’s edge or more elaborate dragons and their slayers.  Sand sculpture art can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians making sand models of their great pyramids.  It now seems any … Continued

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  • Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

    As long as there’s been sand in the dunes, there have been folks molding it, pushing it, stacking it into basic castles guarding the water’s edge or more elaborate dragons and their slayers.  Sand sculpture art can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians making sand models of their great pyramids.  It now seems any … Continued

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  • Fireworks: A New Annual Tradition in the Dunes

    While it’s no mystery or surprise to the locals, the traveling vacation family may be looking for that special show to kick off the 4th of July holiday.  Fortunately for them, you don’t have to travel that far from the beach!  Help start the holiday weekend with the grand fireworks show sponsored by the Tri-towns … Continued

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  • Fireworks: A New Annual Tradition in the Dunes

    While it’s no mystery or surprise to the locals, the traveling vacation family may be looking for that special show to kick off the 4th of July holiday.  Fortunately for them, you don’t have to travel that far from the beach!  Help start the holiday weekend with the grand fireworks show sponsored by the Tri-towns … Continued

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  • Try Out The Pavilion Sunset History Tour

    As an Indiana icon, the Indiana Dunes State Park Beach Pavilion has stood the weather and elements for over 80 years.  It’s limestone and brick columns and arches invite millions of beach goers every year at the State Park.  But it’s history is unique and it’s use has varied through the decades from lifeguard dormitory … Continued

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