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Great events like Comic Con and presentation about shipwreck planned

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, History

Westchester Public Library is hosting some great events, including a shipwreck presentation and a Comic Con event. The library will present a lecture on Chicago’s Eastland Disaster at the Westchester Township History Museum located at 700 West Porter Ave., Chesterton, Indiana on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. CST. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland … Continued

Fireflies: The night light show

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Kankakee Sands, Nature, Prairie

One of the most iconic insects found worldwide is the beautiful firefly. These bugs bring about fond memories of warm summer nights and running around attempting to catch them, but releasing them soon after of course! Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, they are in the family Lampyridae which contains over 2,000 species … Continued

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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.