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Upcoming Events

September

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, September 01 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

Taste of Duneland has been added to your travel planner!
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Taste of Duneland

Date: Saturday, September 01 11am-11pm (CT)

Taste food from local eateries and non-profit groups in the Duneland area. There will be live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids.

Bailly/Chellberg History Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Date: Sunday, September 02 1-3pm (CT)

Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to the region in the 1800s.

Feeding at the Farm - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: September 02 - September 30, 2018 4:30-5pm (CT)

Feed the farm animals at the Chellberg Farm.

Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays

Date: Sunday, September 02 10-11:30am & 2:30-4pm (CT)

Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy. The views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding area are spectacular. No reservation...Read More

Mount Baldy Summit Sunset Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Summit Sunset Hike

Date: Friday, September 07 6:30-8pm (CT)

Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy. The sunset over Lake  Michigan and the surrounding area are spectacular. No...Read More

Junior Wildland Firefighter has been added to your travel planner!
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Junior Wildland Firefighter

Date: Saturday, September 08 11am-noon (CT)

During the summer months kids can participate in the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program at the park. Kids learn about prescribed fire, fire ecology, and have a hands on experience with equipment used...Read More

Lit'l Kernel Puff Run has been added to your travel planner!
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Lit'l Kernel Puff Run

Date: Saturday, September 08 8:30am (CT)

Kids ages 2-9 can join the Popcorn Festival fun with this unique kid-friendly race in Downtown Valparaiso. Kids run in this 100-300 yard event; distance varies by age group. Everyone receives a...Read More

Pinhook Bog Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Pinhook Bog Open House

Date: Saturday, September 08 Noon-3pm (CT)

Take a self-guided hike into the amazing Pinhook Bog at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Rangers and volunteers stationed along the trail will help you understand this unique remnant of the last ice...Read More

Popcorn Panic Race has been added to your travel planner!
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Popcorn Panic Race

Date: Saturday, September 08 7:30am (CT)

A community tradition for almost four decades, this event has over 1,000 participants annually. In teams or as individuals, you can choose to run the 5 miles or the 5K run. 

Ride the Wave Regatta Race has been added to your travel planner!
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Ride the Wave Regatta Race

Date: Saturday, September 08 Check website for times

Featuring a challenging 18 mile Lake Michigan course, an 8 mile Lake Michigan short course, an 8 mile Trail Creek course for canoes, and a 3.5 mile recreational race.

Science Saturday has been added to your travel planner!
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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, September 08 2-4pm (CT)

Meet the scientists that are conducting research at the national lakeshore. Following a short presentation at the Visitor Center, go out into the field to see their work. 

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, September 08 8:30pm (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This month, the Milky Way Galaxy will cross the night sky from...Read More

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Date: Saturday, September 08 7:30am-6:30pm (CT)

This long-standing community tradition returns for its 40th year. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food...Read More

Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays

Date: Sunday, September 09 10-11:30am & 2:30-4pm (CT)

Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy. The views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding area are spectacular. No reservation...Read More

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Indiana Dunes

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.