Indiana Dunes Country Outdoor Recreation & Activity

Rediscover the simple pleasure of the outdoors

Getting outdoors just feels great. That’s a good thing because there’s no shortage of outdoors in Indiana Dunes Country. Splish, splash and sun on one of our ten swimmable beaches. Try your hand at kite flying, sand castle building, frisbee or volleyball. Explore the 15,000 acres of beach woods, marshes and prairie of the National Lakeshore. Hike into the Dunes Nature Preserve and surrender to pristine, natural landscapes. Catch up on your birding in our unique haven that welcomes an unusually high diversity of birds as they travel south for the winter. Take to the lake and cast your cares away as you spend a relaxing day reeling in that evening’s fish dinner.

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West Branch Little Calumet Water Trail

Clark Road, Hammond

Winding through parts of both Indiana and Illinois, the Calumet River system...Read More

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Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary

1100 S. 11th St., Chesterton

This small area inside the town of Chesterton continues to develop thanks to...Read More

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Westside Park Baseball Fields

157 Westside Park Ave., Valparaiso

Westside Park consists of a large playground area, with a jungle gym with two...Read More

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Whiting Park and Whihala Beach

1561 Park Rd., Whiting

Whiting Park and Whihala Beach Park are adjacent to one another. Combined,...Read More

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Will Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Will Park

354 Morgan Blvd., Valparaiso

The playground equipment at Will Park was replaced in a community build project...Read More

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William E. Urschel Pavilion

70 Lafayette St., Valparaiso

The William E. Urschel Pavilion if the latest expansion in downtown Valparaiso...Read More

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William E. Urschel Pavilion Ice Skating Rink has been added to your travel planner!
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William E. Urschel Pavilion Ice Skating Rink

70 Lafayette St., Valparaiso

Downtown Valparaiso's has a new attraction: a state-of-the-art ice skating rink...Read More

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Woodland Park

2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage

Woodland Park is a 64-acre regional park that is the center of the Portage Park...Read More

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Zao Island Amusement Center

1050 Horseprairie Ave., Valparaiso

It's an adventureland for grown-ups and kids alike: Two miniature golf courses,...Read More

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Zona Wildlife Sanctuary

601 E. 950 N., Westville

Stretch your legs at this 92-acre woodland preserve. A short figure-eight trail...Read More

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