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October

Halloween Fun Dunewood Campground has been added to your travel planner!
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Halloween Fun Dunewood Campground

Date: Saturday, October 19 Check website for times

Join a ranger for an evening of fun and trick or treating at the Dunewood Campground.

Haunted Trails at Sunset Hill has been added to your travel planner!
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Haunted Trails at Sunset Hill

Dates: October 19 - October 20, 2019 Check website for times

Valparaiso's Sunset Hill County Park transforms from a quiet, county park to a haunted attraction as the leaves turn color in October. Visitors are treated to a haunted hayride through the park's ...Read More

Midwest Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line has been added to your travel planner!
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Midwest Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line

Dates: September 28 - December 29, 2019 Check website for times

Upcoming program dates are listed a few months in advance at www.railrangers.org. Narration is provided in only one car of the train (look for yellow signs while walking through the train); there is...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 19 Check website for times

Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

Stories for Children, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Stories for Children, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, October 19 Check website for times

The Nature Center Auditorium will come alive with a variety of stories told with puppets and props to enthrall children of all ages.

Stories From Around the World & An Open Mic - Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Stories From Around the World & An Open Mic - Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, October 19 Check website for times

Stories will be shared from around the world. Then the floor will be open to any wanting to share their favorite story, poem or song, Join at the Nature Center Auditorium.

Storyteller's Favorites - Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Storyteller's Favorites - Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, October 19 Check website for times

Come to the Nature Center to hear the stories that each Northwest Indiana Storyteller loves to tell over and over. Thank you to the Northwest Indiana Storyteller's Guild for providing this program.

Bird Buffet has been added to your travel planner!
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Bird Buffet

Date: Sunday, October 20 Check website for times

Sunflowers, peanuts, and suet cakes, oh my! Come help the Naturalists fill all the bird feeders this morning at the Nature Center! It's a daily chore with lots of up-close views of songbirds. You can...Read More

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

Dates: October 06 - October 27, 2019 Check website for times

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: October 06 - October 27, 2019 Check website for times

Help a ranger feed the farm animalsevery Sunday at Indiana DunesNational Park's historic Chellberg Farm. This summer, everyone is welcome to come out on Sunday afternoons to help care for the farm's...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.