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West Beach


376 N. County Line Rd., Gary, IN 46403


Phone: (219) 395-1882


A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand and a stationed lifeguard make this beach one of the most popular spots for enjoying Lake Michigan. If you're looking for inland fun, strike out from the beach and hike the Dune Succession Trial - it includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake. The beach also has covered picnic shelters and grills.


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National Trails Day

Date: Saturday, June 02
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; tours start at 9:30a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Celebrate National Trails Day at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's West Beach. Join park and REI staff in activities that include an REI-sponsored 5K trail run, hiking the trails at West beach, helping with trail clean-up activities, and learning about backpacking for fitness. Guided hikes of the Dunes Succession Trail will be available. The 5K trail run same-day registration will begin at 8am with the race starting at 9am A yoga class will be held near the finish line after the race to begin the recovery process. Backpacking for fitness classes will be held at 10am and 11am and a stewardship program will begin at 10am.