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Paddling in Indiana Dunes

Coastline, beaches, trails… and plenty of water! Indiana Dunes Country is a great place for water fun, especially kayaking and paddling. Rent kayaks, canoes, and boats from any number of marinas. See mile after mile of majestic dunes from the vantage point of Lake Michigan. For a great workout—and beautiful sights such as the unusual Dunn’s Bridge—paddle against the current of the Kankakee River. Or for a decidedly relaxed change of pace, dip your oar into the calming beauty of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes.

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Deep River Water Trail

Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Hobart

Running 16 miles from Lake George in Hobart through Lake Station and Gary...Read More

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Dunn's Bridge County Park

500 E. County Rd., Kouts

Legend has it that this beautiful and unusual bridge was built with steel...Read More

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East Branch Little Calumet Water Trail

Little Calumet River, Portage

With significant stretches in both Indiana and Illinois, the Calumet River...Read More

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Imagination Glen Park

2275 McCool Rd., Portage

The largest park in the Portage Park system, 256-acre Imagination Glen Park is...Read More

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

While thoughts of sunbathing and swimming in Lake Michigan might first lure you...Read More

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Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

US Hwy 421, Medaryville

This gem of a wildlife area conserves 8,062 acres of wetland, upland, and...Read More

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Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area

4320 W. Toto Rd., North Judson

Designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, 4,199-acre...Read More

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Kingsbury Water Trail Access

Kingsbury and English Lake, Kingsbury

One of the most well-known waterways in the Lower Great Lakes Region, the...Read More

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Lake Michigan Water Trail

Various access points along Lake Michigan, Various cities

The southern shore of Lake Michigan is a premier paddling destination, with...Read More

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Lake View Picnic Area & Beach Access

50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City

While Lake View can be filled with beach-goers in summer, it’s a good place...Read More

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Lakes of LaPorte Water Trail

1110 Lakeside St., La Porte

LaPorte is home to a unique lake system that provides a wonderful series of...Read More

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LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area

4752 W. 1050 North, Lake Village

LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area conserves 3,797 acres of hardwood forests,...Read More

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Long Lake Public Access

E. 600 North Rd., Valparaiso

While Long Lake is surrounded by private property it is a nice spot for angling...Read More

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Marquette Park

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary

In 1921, the United States Steel Corporation donated lakefront lands along...Read More

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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

6150 US Hwy 12 (1000 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage

Formerly an industrial site for National Steel, this 57-acre lakefront site...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.