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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Address

6150 US Hwy 12 (100 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage, IN 46368

Contact

Phone: (219) 395-1882

Alt Phone: (219) 762-1675

Fax: (219) 841-9017

About

**Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has closed beach access due to erosion following recent storm waves which destroyed part of the a sand dune and the only designated bach trail at Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk area. "In October 2004, the National Park Service purchased this 57-acre lakefront site on the shores of Lake Michigan. Formerly an industrial site for National Steel, this new lakefront site opened in November 2008. Managed jointly by the National Park Service and the City of Portage, this area of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore features an enclosed pavilion with an educational classroom, kitchens and restrooms, an accessible loop trail, and fishing pier. The pavilion is not only beautiful but is Gold LEED certified, meaning that it's built with exemplary environmental design and materials. A new concrete cap and handrails on the breakwater provide easy access for fishing, bird watching, and sightseeing. The Riverwalk closely follows the Burns Waterway (access for nearby marina), then loops back to the pavilion through restored lagoons. A fishing pier over the Burns Waterway is connected to the trail. Though this is not a particularly large portion of the national lakeshore, the dune landscape is scenic and ecologically interesting and is habitat to several threatened plants and other ecologically significant species. "

Events:

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Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, May 23
6-9:30pm (CT)

Ticket includes all canvas/painting supplies, a buffet-style dinner from El Cantarito, open bar, and a beautiful view. Instruction will begin at 6 pm, but doors will open at 5 pm for a social hour. Only 40 tickets will be sold. Reserve your spot today. Must be at least 21 years of age.

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Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, September 12
6-9:30pm (CT)

Ticket includes all canvas/painting supplies, a buffet-style dinner from El Cantarito, open bar, and a beautiful view. Instruction will begin at 6 pm, but doors will open at 5 pm for a social hour. Only 40 tickets will be sold. Reserve your spot today. Must be at least 21 years of age.