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Autumn in Indiana Dunes Country

When Mother Nature paints our landscape with brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, Indiana Dunes Country activities also become bright and colorful. Take bird watching, for example. During the fall migration of southbound birds, a huge variety of bird species are funneled into the Indiana Dunes as they follow the shore of Lake Michigan. You might see a Cormorant, Herons, Sandpipers, Cuckoos, Swallows, Woodpeckers, Warblers, Finches or more as you cast your scopes skyward and along the shoreline.

Bird watching

Enjoy the colors, flavors, sounds and friendly atmosphere of autumn at the Dunes Heritage Days at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Demonstrations and traditional crafts, music and food celebrate the area’s heritage and culture. See what the local farmers and artisans have to offer—you might get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Looking to tempt your tastebuds? Porter County autumns are filled to brimming with good eats including Popcorn Fest, Taste of Duneland and a pork cook-off. Or get a heaping helping of everything Elvis at the Elvis FANtasy Fest.

Photograph Copyright: Christine Livingston