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Beach Yoga

Dates: June 11 - August 28, 2015 Thursday mornings 9:00 a.m. (CST); Friday mornings 9:00 a.m. (CST); Friday evenings 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Gear up for a spectacular summer of yoga on the beach. Imagine a gentle breeze early in the morning, with the sun's rays warming the soul, as you gaze off into the horizon over Lake Michigan....Read More

Beverly Shores Then and Now has been added to your travel planner!
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Beverly Shores Then and Now

Dates: July 10 - September 04, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Learn about the history of Beverly Shores, which began as a planned resort community in 1927. The exhibit will include town landmarks and the former Beverly Shores School.

Campfire Program at National Lakeshore's Campground has been added to your travel planner!
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Campfire Program at National Lakeshore's Campground

Dates: May 22 - September 04, 2015 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Join a ranger every Friday night this summer around the campfire and learn about the incredible diversity of beautiful places you can explore at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. During the campfire,...Read More

Cinderella has been added to your travel planner!
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Cinderella

Dates: August 21 - September 06, 2015 Times vary by date

The childhood classic, Cinderella, but with an unusual new character - a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The great composer is besties with the Prince, and the pair venture outside the castle in...Read More

Fort Building Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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Fort Building Contest

Dates: May 02 - September 06, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Bring the family or a group to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Nature Play Zone for a nature fort building challenge. Using natural and other materials found in the Nature Play Zone, see if you...Read More

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

Dates: June 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center is open (CST)

This is your guide to discovery and adventure in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Use it and a park map to help you explore nine amazing places in the park. Ask a ranger at either center for a hint...Read More

Mount Baldy Guided Hikes has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Guided Hikes

Dates: June 05 - September 06, 2015 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (CST)

While Mount Baldy remains closed to unrestricted public access, you can join a ranger for a special guided hike to the dune's summit and learn about the scientific research into the mysterious holes...Read More

Night Hikes has been added to your travel planner!
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Night Hikes

Dates: June 03 - October 07, 2015 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CST)

Come and see nature at night. These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about elusive nocturnal wildlife. The hikes will be led by naturalist education staff. The night hikes will...Read More

Paddle & Play Overnight at the Indiana State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Paddle & Play Overnight at the Indiana State Park

Dates: August 28 - August 31, 2015 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Join NWIPA for two days of paddling and a night of stories, food and fun. NWIPA has reserved a group camping area at the Indiana Dunes State Park for you to join your fellow paddlers for two days of...Read More

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Taltree's most intricate formal garden features a micro-climate of dwarf wonder plants and model steam engine trains. The exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge has been added to your travel planner!
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The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open (CST)

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed challenge that can be done any time of the year. There is...Read More

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open House

Dates: May 24 - September 06, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Tour the Chellberg Farmhouse and Bailly Homestead to learn about the lives of early Duneland farm families.

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

Dates: May 02 - October 31, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST)

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Hike Under the Sturgeon Moon has been added to your travel planner!
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Hike Under the Sturgeon Moon

Date: Saturday, August 29 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. (CST)

Enjoy 2.5 mile evening hike under the rare "Sturgeon Moon."

Open House at the National Lakeshore's Douglas Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Open House at the National Lakeshore's Douglas Center

Dates: July 11 - September 26, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Enjoy fun and family-friendly activities. Take the kids outside to the center's Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is encouraged. You can also help feed the center's resident turtles...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.