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Hiking in Indiana Dunes

Whether a leisurely stroll along the incredible shoreline or a heartier hike through the extensive variety of trails, Indiana Dunes Country is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore. From sand to oak forest, hike renowned trails; climb Mount Baldy, a 125-foot “living dune;” or walk among native wild lupines in the land known as the birthplace of ecology. Or for a change of scenery, take a walk through the area’s many historic sites, museums, preserves and parks.

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Creek Ridge County Park

7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City

A series of accessible boardwalks allow visitors a chance to experience the...Read More

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Deep River County Park

9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart

Deep River County Park offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and pure fun...Read More

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Deer Trail Park

Ameriplex Dr., Portage

This small park, opened in 2007, offers many recreational activities, including...Read More

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Forest Park

851 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso

Though Forest Park is just ten acres in size, it is a lovely spot for a stroll...Read More

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Foundation Meadows Park

3210 Campbell St., Valparaiso

Foundation Meadows includes features for all ages and many interests. A one...Read More

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Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso

Situated atop the Valparaiso moraine, Taltree offers more than 300 acres of...Read More

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Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond

Thousands of years ago, as Glacial Lake Chicago slowly shrank in size...Read More

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Glenwood Dunes Trail

1475 N. Brummitt Rd., Chesterton

Formerly called "Ly-co-ki-we" which is said to mean "sandy ground" in the Miami...Read More

T: (219) 395-1882 | View Website

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Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park

21690 Range Line Rd., Hebron

This 2,069-acre park, located along the historic Kankakee River, floods...Read More

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Hammond Lakefront Park and Bird Sanctuary

701 Casino Center Dr., Hammond

A truly unexpected find. A small, 600-meter tract nestled in the middle of an...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.