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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CMS Marine Boat and Jet Ski Rentals

6159 Dune Harbor Dr. (at Marina Shores), Portage

On a hot summer day (or really any day at all), nothing beats power boating out...Read More

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Coffee Creek Park

246 E. Morgan Ave., Chesterton

Located next to the historic Chesterton business district, Coffee Creek Park...Read More

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

2401 Village Point, Chesterton

This beautiful 167-acre preserve showcases an inspiring and aesthetically...Read More

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve - Chesterton Amphitheater

2401 Village Point, Chesterton

The Chesterton Amphitheater was created in response to the natural contour of...Read More

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve - Pavilion

178 E. Sidewalk Rd., Chesterton

The Pavilion, built in 1999 with the assistance of the local high school...Read More

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Country Bait & Taxidermy Shop

2 1/2 W. US Hwy 6, Valparaiso

Country Bait & Taxidermy offers all sorts of live bait and tackle for fishing...Read More

T: (219) 464-9932

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Countryside Park and Alton Goin Museum

5250 US Hwy. 6, Portage

This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the City, along...Read More

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Countryside Park Disc Golf Course

5250 US Hwy. 6, Portage

This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along...Read More

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County Line Orchard

200 S. County Line Rd., Hobart

So many things to explore at County Line Orchard. You can spend your day...Read More

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Cowles Bog

1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

Don't miss the chance to see Cowles Bog, one of the great natural areas in the...Read More

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