Upcoming Events

July

Miller Woods Hike - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Miller Woods Hike - Sundays

Dates: July 01 - July 29, 2018 1:30-3:30pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's beautiful Miller Woods. The hike starts at the national lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats...Read More

Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Guided Summit Hike - Sundays

Dates: July 01 - July 29, 2018 10-11:30am & 2:30-4pm (CT)

Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy. The views of Lake  Michigan and the surrounding area are spectacular. No reservation...Read More

Shipwreck Stories, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Shipwreck Stories, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, July 22 3-4pm (CT)

Set anchor in the Nature Center Auditorium for this interactive program looking at the special shipwrecks and their stories on Lake Michigan.

Dunes Discovery Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camps

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018 Call for times (CT)

Discover just how fun and exciting nature can be at this 5 day/4 night summer camp inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Activities include day treks, water games, tree-themed games and crafts, a...Read More

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018 9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (CT)

Let nature fire up your senses! Explore the colors, textures, and sounds of nature and create your own masterpieces to take home. Space is limited, so sign up today.

The Sun Did It!, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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The Sun Did It!, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Monday, July 23 3-4pm (CT)

This is a shining program where you will learn about solar energy and take home a memento. Meet at the Nature Center.

Fun with Furs, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Fun with Furs, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Tuesday, July 24 3-4pm (CT)

Learn about a variety of the dunes' furry mammals in this fun interactive program. Meet at the Nature Center.

Pav's Summer Car Nites (trucks and bike, too) has been added to your travel planner!
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Pav's Summer Car Nites (trucks and bike, too)

Dates: April 03 - September 25, 2018 5pm (CT)

A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to September.

Portage Cruise Night has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Cruise Night

Dates: June 05 - August 28, 2018 5-8pm (CT)

Enjoy a classic car cruise-in, groovy music, food vendors on site and a raffle prizes drawn every hour.

Portage Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Summer Music in the Park

Date: Tuesday, July 24 6-7:30pm (CT)

Tonights concert will feature Irish music and dance presented by Emily Ann Thompson. All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public.
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Science in National Parks Educators' Workshop Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Science in National Parks Educators' Workshop Series

Dates: July 24 - July 27, 2018 9:30am-3:30pm (CT)

Connect with researchers doing field work for real-workshop examples that bring science to life: Tuesday - Exploring Citizen Science, Wednesday - Soundscapes, Thursday - Invasive Species, and...Read More

High Tech Scavenger Hunt, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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High Tech Scavenger Hunt, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Wednesday, July 25 10-11am (CT)

Join in a scavenger hunt with a techno-twist. You will learn all about the hobby of geocaching. Prizes for the kids. Meet at the Nature Center.

Wetland Wonders, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Wetland Wonders, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Wednesday, July 25 3-4pm (CT)

See up-close what small plants and animals call our park's wetlands home. Meet at the Nature Center.

Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, July 26 7-8pm (CT)

Park Plays features the work of various local theatre groups presenting shows and excerpts from classic Shakespeare to contemporary musical to on-the-spot improv. Tonight NIETF Entertainment presents...Read More

Scatology 101, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Scatology 101, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, July 26 3-4pm (CT)

Get the scoop on poop in this program where your poo IQ will be tested in a fun game. Meet at the Nature Center.