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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival coming May 7-10, 2015

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Celebrate the Indiana Dunes Country’s amazing birdwatching at the inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 7-10, 2015 Organized by the Indiana Audubon Society, the festival will highlight the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will serve as host sites. The festival will benefit the … Continued

Indiana Dunes Country: The perfect place to fish

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Winter

           By Mike Ryan     My favorite fishing story is about the time I battled to bring in the remaining steelhead trout I needed to win a fishing tournament.   I kept getting a steelhead on the line, only to have the hook break off. Finally, on my sixth try, I … Continued

Indiana Dunes a top Midwest birding spot

Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature

By Ken Kosky The Indiana Dunes region is one of the best spots in the Midwest for birdwatching, and spring is the time of year when birders are rewarded with the biggest variety and quantity of birds. To kick off the peak spring birding season, Indiana Dunes Tourism has launched a special birding webpage which features … Continued

Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 in Nature

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

Stars Shine for Dunes Perseid Event

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 in Nature

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

Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 in Art , Music, Theater

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

Let Nature’s Medium Provide Art July 9th

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 in Art , Music, Theater

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

Try Out The Pavilion Sunset History Tour

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 in History

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

Try Out The Pavilion Sunset History Tour

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 in History

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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