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Bicyclists traveling entire perimeter of Lake Michigan enjoy Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

By Suzie LaBelle Editor’s note: Suzie LaBelle and Will Heelan, both of Wilmette, IL, are bicycling around the entire perimeter of Lake Michigan, and they recently passed through Indiana Dunes Country. Their trip is scheduled to go from May 17 to June 15, 2015, starting in Wilmette and going counterclockwise around the lake. They will … 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

Up for a new fitness challenge along Lake Michigan’s Southern Shore?

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Are you ready for a run or hike that will leave your legs screaming, sweat pouring down your face and your mind telling you that you should turn back? If so, The 3 Dune Challenge is for you. To complete The 3 Dune Challenge, a person must tackle a special 1.5 mile course at Indiana … Continued

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

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

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

A group stands on the shore, a safe distance from the shelf ice. By Ken Kosky Shelf ice is a cold-weather phenomenon that occurs when cold temperatures freeze small areas of an open lake, forming float ice. This ice will build up over time and be pushed to shore by waves, eventually accumulating on top … Continued

Get out and enjoy September with these activities!

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 in Nature

  September is my favorite month for hiking and other outdoor activities, and there are plenty of events from the Indiana Dunes all the way south to The Nature Conservancy’s property. First, check outIndiana Dunes State Park’s website or calendar for such fun events as the Friday evening (Sept. 13) Dunes Candlelight Walk with ghost stories, … 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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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.