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May

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office

Date: Saturday, May 18 9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers in surveying maple trees that willl be part of a national sugar maple research study. If the weather permits, we will start "tapping" the study trees. This...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, May 18 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...Read More

Spring Out to Sunset Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring Out to Sunset Festival

Date: Saturday, May 18 Noon-4pm (CT)

An annual celebration of spring includes family activities, bounce houses, vintage baseball, food vendors, music, pony rides, BBQ, homebrew competitions, and a beer garden.

Where Did V@n Gogh has been added to your travel planner!
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Where Did V@n Gogh

Date: Saturday, May 18 1-4pm (CT)

This all-ages event focuses on performing art. Last year they showcased Flint lake 4th + 5th-grade choir, 6-12 Orchestra, and the Indiana Ballet Theater. There will be a scavenger hunt...Read More

Spring Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, May 23 6-9:30pm; 5pm doors open for social hour (CT)

Ticket includes all canvas/painting supplies, a buffet-style dinner from El Cantarito, open bar, and a beautiful view. Reserve your spot today. Must be at least 21 years of age.

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

Date: Friday, May 24 7-8:30pm (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

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

Dates: May 25 - August 31, 2019 Noon-3pm (CT)

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

Science in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, May 25 2-4pm (CT)

Gia Wagner-Savannas. Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short...Read More

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

Date: Sunday, May 26 2-4pm (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 has been added to your travel planner!
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Feeding at the Farm

Date: Sunday, May 26 4:30-5pm (CT)

help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm

Dates: May 26 - October 27, 2019 4:30-5pm (CT)

Come help a ranger feed the farm animals every Sunday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's historic Chellberg farm. The farm's current residents include cows, pigs, and chickens.

Movie Screening - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie Screening - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Monday, May 27 2-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's theatre for a screening of a Memorial Day themed documentary.

June

Beverly Shores Garden and Art Walk has been added to your travel planner!
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Beverly Shores Garden and Art Walk

Date: Saturday, June 01 11am-3pm (CT)

This year the walk will feature the gardens of the historic Bartlett Home of Beverly Shores. Visitors will also explore several different gardens, including a fairy garden, as well as on-site Plein...Read More

Jammin' with Save the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Jammin' with Save the Dunes

Date: Saturday, June 01 4-10pm (CT)

Local beer, wine, food, and great music can be found at this family-friendly event to support local non-profits and Save the Dunes. Come jam with us under the stars!

Valparaiso Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Market

Dates: June 01 - October 19, 2019 8am-2pm (CT)

Shop the Valparaiso Market weekly for fresh local produce, handmade products, and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up your favorite recipes. Stop by weekly for lunch on the...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.