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Your guide to becoming a Beverly Shores resident (historically speaking)

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in History, Indiana Dunes

Your guide to becoming a Beverly Shores resident (historically speaking)

  Beverly Shores, one of the communities in Indiana Dunes Country, has an interesting history. Especially five homes along the lakefront.  Here’s 7 steps to become a resident of Beverly Shores – if you lived in the 1920’s, that is.   Step One: Get to know the Bartlett family (circa 1920s) Frederick Bartlett, a Chicago … Continued

Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Indiana Dunes, Nature

Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

This guest post is by Alysa Nyberg, our awesome friend at Kankakee Sands.   Ten more bison have just arrived at Kankakee Sands! On the morning of the release, the doors of the trailer swung wide open and the new arrivals bounded out. The Kankakee Sands herd was there ready and waiting to greet them. … Continued

Unexpected Outdoor Adventure in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in Activities, Beach, Hiking, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

Unexpected Outdoor Adventure in the Indiana Dunes

This post was contributed by Taylor Livingston. Taylor has worked as a seasonal park ranger for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. She grew up recreating along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline.   Have you ever wanted to explore natural places in a new and unique way? I found an exciting new outdoor adventure in an unexpected … Continued

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, October 6th, 2017 in Activities, Beach, Dining, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here.   If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 in Activities, History, Indiana Dunes

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen.   It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … Continued

Go Local in the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Grown

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 in Indiana Dunes, Shopping

Go Local in the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Grown

Going local isn’t just a trend. It’s a way to know where your products come from, who makes them, and a chance to honor the hard work that goes into whatever you buy. When you buy local products in Indiana Dunes Country, you’re taking a little piece of our area home with you. We’ve put … Continued

How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Activities

How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

We know you want to bring your grandparents to the Indiana Dunes, but how will you keep them entertained? Grandmas and grandpas need things to keep them occupied, so we’ve made this handy checklist to help you take care of all their needs while visiting Indiana Dunes Country.

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