Indiana Dunes Activities

Visitors are often surprised to discover the Indiana Dunes have a 15-mile coastline with beaches for splashing, playing and relaxing. They’re even more surprised to discover the treasures that lie just beyond the sandy shore – where hikers can strike out along more than 70 miles of trails, birders can watch more than 350 migratory species take wing and anglers can drop their hooks. Peruse the sites below and learn more about the many opportunities to explore the Indiana Dunes that await you.

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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes...Read More

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Central Avenue Beach Access

151 Central Ave., Michigan City

During the spring and summer, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's shoreline near...Read More

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Heron Rookery Trail

1320 N. 600 East, Michigan City

For more than 60 years, herons nested here along Little Calumet River. Though...Read More

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

Enjoy 2,182 acres of beach, marshes, swamps, forests and dunes. It’s home to...Read More

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Little Calumet River Trail

401 Howe Rd., Porter

The Little Calumet Trail, located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is...Read More

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Mount Baldy

101 Rice St. (US Hwy 12), Michigan City

Mt. Baldy is closed except for scheduled ranger-led tours, but all other...Read More

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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

6150 US Hwy 12 (1000 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage

Formerly an industrial site, this 57-acre lakefront site, jointly managed by...Read More

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Porter Beach Access

3050 Wabash Ave., Porter

A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and...Read More

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Tolleston Dunes Trail

5800 Dunes Hwy., Portage

In just 2.6 miles, this trail in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore traverses...Read More

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