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October

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

Dates: July 21 - October 20, 2018 9am-noon (CT)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes Tourism (IDT) have partnered to offer Drop-In Volunteering, a no-hassle volunteer option for those looking to help out at the Indiana Dunes....Read More

Fall Colors Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 20 1-2pm (CT)

Enjoy a ranger-led hike through the gorgeous maple trees in full fall colors at historic Chellberg Farm. The hike begins in the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg farm parking lot. Please dress for the...Read More

Fall Friends of the Library Sale has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Friends of the Library Sale

Dates: October 20 - October 21, 2018 9am-4pm (CT)

There will be thousands of books of all sorted and spread throughout a number of rooms and hallways on the second floor of the library. Prices for newer and special books will be individually marked....Read More

Halloween Hoopla has been added to your travel planner!
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Halloween Hoopla

Date: Saturday, October 20 9am-4pm (CT)

Join some very "spooky" volunteers at the Douglas Center as they prepare for Halloween. This family-friendly Halloween fun, games, and night hikes in Miller Woods. Wear costumes and learn...Read More

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, October 20 1-3pm (CT)

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

Saturdays @ PoCo Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Saturdays @ PoCo Muse

Dates: January 20 - December 15, 2018 1-4pm (CT)

On the third Saturday of each month, the Porter County Museum features a story that is given a special emphasis. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed...Read More

Sips and Spirits - A Ghosts Evening of Fun! has been added to your travel planner!
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Sips and Spirits - A Ghosts Evening of Fun!

Date: Saturday, October 20 6-10pm

Join the Sips and Spirits! A ghostly walking tour and so much more! There will be two 45 minute tours. Be sure to sign up for the correct one! There will be a 6:45 tour and an 8:00 tour. Your ticket...Read More

Smithsonian Museum Day at the PoCo Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Smithsonian Museum Day at the PoCo Muse

Dates: October 20 - December 15, 2018 11am-4pm (CT)

Stop by the PoCo Muse during Smithsonian Museum Day to see Selling the Dream: Bartletts' Beverly Shores one last time before it closes forever. Peruse three original, incredibly detailed...Read More

Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, October 21 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Flower Arranging For a Cause has been added to your travel planner!
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Flower Arranging For a Cause

Date: Wednesday, October 24 6-9pm

Please join this special fresh flower arranging event to benefit those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. A portion of each ticket goes directly to "Team Jillian" in the 2018 Walk MS. Learn...Read More

Haunted Hayride has been added to your travel planner!
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Haunted Hayride

Dates: October 25 - October 27, 2018 6:30-9:30pm (CT)

A haunted Halloween event. Concessions will be available. NOT recommended for children ages 3 and under.

Trick or Treat the Downtown has been added to your travel planner!
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Trick or Treat the Downtown

Date: Friday, October 26 4-6pm (CT)

Bring your costumed kiddos to downtown Chesterton & Porter for the annual Trick or Treat the Downtown event. Start your trick or treating off at the Duneland/Chesterton Chamber of Commerce for...Read More

"Howl"oween in the Dunes! has been added to your travel planner!
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"Howl"oween in the Dunes!

Date: Saturday, October 27 4-9pm (CT)

Get spooked and thrilled this Halloween at Indiana Dunes State Park. The activities will take place throughout the weekend.

Scheduled Events:

Critter with Costumes - 10am

Creepy Campground...Read More

European Market's Pumpkin Palooza has been added to your travel planner!
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European Market's Pumpkin Palooza

Date: Saturday, October 27 8am-2pm; 10am kids contest; 11am puppy contest (CT)

Enjoy trick-or-treating with the merchants, free pumpkin decorating and a costume contest for kids.

Halloween Fun & Cemetery Flashlight Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Halloween Fun & Cemetery Flashlight Hike

Date: Saturday, October 27 5-8pm (CT)

Family-friendly Halloween fun, games, and a night hike to the Basilly Cemetery. Wear spooky costumes!

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