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Beaches, Indiana Dunes and so much more

Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Are you interested in seeing a bog where you can traverse floating boardwalks to literally walk on water and see insect-eating plants and rare orchids? Do you want to visit a bison farm where you can get within inches of the massive animals? Are you up for hiking one of the most amazing dune trails … Continued

Winter is a great time to visit our nature sites

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

Shelf ice is a site to see along Lake Michigan. By Ken Kosky My favorite time along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail is autumn. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is right now, with a blanket of snow covering … Continued

Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail photo contest winners announced

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 in Nature

This shot of paddle boarding at sunset won second place in the photo contest. By Indiana Dunes Tourism PORTER, IN — A photo of sandhill cranes ruling a roadway and a photo of paddle boarding at sunset took the top honors in Indiana Dunes Tourism’s Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail photo contest. Tracy Grace, of … Continued

Photo and video contest seeks images of great oudoors

Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 in Nature

Indiana Dunes Country is known for its beautiful beaches and towering sand dunes, but there are also many other glorious sites beyond the beach. From hiking and biking to birding and fishing, some of the greatest adventures in the great outdoors are found on the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail. And here’s your chance to … Continued

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Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.