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 Park. 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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ValPLAYso - The Next Generation

1400 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso

A great playground where kids can spend hours climbing, sliding, crawling and...Read More

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Veteran's Memorial Park

5899 E. 73rd Ave., Hobart

Veteran's Memorial Park has picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms, and a...Read More

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Washington Park, Beach & Zoo

6 On the Lake, Michigan City

Spend a day exploring the Washington Park area. A park with open play areas and...Read More

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West Beach

376 N. County Line Rd., Gary

A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand, and a stationed lifeguard during the summer...Read More

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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

1050 S. 11th St., Chesterton

Porterco Conservation Trust, Inc., supported by the Porter County Parks...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

354 Morgan Blvd., Valparaiso

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

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