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Top dunes events include Geocache Adventure and Maple Sugar Time

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Recreation, Winter

Top dunes events include Geocache Adventure and Maple Sugar Time

There are some great events coming up at Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park One of the most popular events at Indiana Dunes State Park is the Geocache Adventure, which this year will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. … Continued

People invited to Christmas Bird Count at National Lakeshore

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 in Activities, Events, Indiana Dunes, Winter

People invited to Christmas Bird Count at National Lakeshore

  INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE – On December 30, become a citizen scientist who will brave the snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Activities, Events, Holiday, News, Taltree Arboretum

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

Valparaiso, IN – Go to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens October 1 through 31, 2014 for a spooky good time to celebrate the fall season. The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival, a family-friendly event, features a haunted railway garden of ghost conductors, skeleton passengers, spiders and haunted houses. Every weekend, guests can enjoy Sprout Express rides, … Continued

Marriage proposal just one of the touching stories along The 3 Dune Challenge trail

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, News, Recreation

Marriage proposal just one of the touching stories along The 3 Dune Challenge trail

CHESTERTON, IN – The 3 Dune Challenge trail kicked off only a month and a half ago, but it’s already been the site of a marriage proposal, the place where a young girl celebrated the anniversary of her kidney transplant and many other stories. Since the June 12 kickoff, more than 800 people from across … Continued

Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Indiana Dunes, Nature, News, Recreation

Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program. With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of this national park’s special places. The passport helps guide visitors on an adventure of discovery to nine park … Continued

Checking out Porter County’s great attractions

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Recreation

Checking out Porter County’s great attractions

By Lindsey Casbon, Indiana Dunes Tourism Indiana Dunes Tourism could not have picked a better day to take a mini tour around Porter County. They invited their Visitor’s Center employees along with a few employees from hotels that surround the area. The tour made multiple stops to give the employees more knowledge of the attractions … Continued

Hiking two trails at Indiana Dunes State Park

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Hiking two trails at Indiana Dunes State Park

By Lindsey Casbon, Indiana Dunes Tourism What could be better than climbing a giant sand dune? Climbing three giant sand dunes! The 3 Dune Challenge takes the three tallest sand dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park and turns it into a 1.5-mile hiking challenge. When I heard the challenge was only 1.5 miles, I thought … Continued

The day I conquered The 3 Dune Challenge

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Indiana Dunes, Nature, News, Recreation

The day I conquered The 3 Dune Challenge

I had to complete The 3 Dune Challenge. My job depended on it. I would be in big trouble if I couldn’t tackle the 1.5 mile course at Indiana Dunes State Park, climbing Mount Jackson (elevation 176 feet), Mount Holden (184 feet), and Mount Tom (192 feet). These are the three highest sand dunes in … Continued

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