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Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 in Hiking, Outdoor Adventures

Top Dunes Hiking Trails

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes State Park with 552 vertical feet to climb, complete with breathtaking views of the entire area.

PLACES TO STAY—Spring House Inn

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 in Accommodations, Indiana Dunes

PLACES TO STAY—Spring House Inn

Whether you’re visiting the dunes for a romantic weekend, family vacation, or company retreat, you’re sure to enjoy the peace of being tucked into your own private corner in nature at Spring House Inn. Be sure to share your visit with us using #beachesandbeyond.

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 in Activities, Attractions, History, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Built on a former army base with 28 acres of bunkers, trenches, buildings, and radar towers, this is hands-down the best paintball range in the Chicagoland area. There’s open play on weekends, and during the week groups can make reservations and rent the whole place for a private game.

Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 in Accommodations, Activities, Beach, Biking, Birding, Camping, Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, Dining, Fishing, Hiking, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping

The lakefront communities are known for their beautiful vistas, scenic lake view sites, and amazing architectural structures.

Amazing Birding at the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 in Accommodations, Activities, Beach, Birding, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

Amazing Birding at the Indiana Dunes

For great springtime birding, there’s no place like the Indiana Dunes. More than 350 bird species live or migrate through the dunes every year, drawn to Lake Michigan’s open waters and to the diverse habitats available for nesting.

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Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.