We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?
When you visit the Indiana Dunes, you want to make the most of your time. So what are the must-see and do activities to put on your itinerary? Check out our list here and photos from real visitors who shared their stories on Instagram.
We know it’s becoming more common for travelers to bring along their four-legged friends. After all, they’re like members of the family, and nothing beats the face of a happy dog running in and out of Lake Michigan’s waves. If you have questions about traveling with your pet in the Indiana Dunes, you’re in the … Continued
What to do when you have 18 people, 2 days and want to see as much as possible in the Indiana Dunes? You do what the Brand USA MegaFam Tour did and follow our group itinerary.
By Alyssa Nyberg I vividly remember catching my first frog. I was nine years old and was visiting my cousin who lived in rural Ohio. My cousin had just caught a toad and after many tries, I caught a frog…a real frog! (My cousin had much more experience in frog and toad catching than … Continued
Any day now, the calves will be born. We will continue to watch and wait patiently until that exciting day when the herd allows us to see the next generation of bison that will assist us in managing the prairies of Kankakee Sands.
By Christine Livingston There are so many wild places in the Indiana Dunes that are formed and reformed by wind and water every year. They morph constantly, and never cease to captivate me. Brincka Cross Gardens & House is a small park nestled in the dunes but different from other wild duneland places. It has a unique … Continued
Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in
So you want to get married in the Indiana Dunes? First, let us say congratulations! And second, welcome! Indiana Dunes weddings provide a destination wedding feel without the big price tag. Here’s five things we suggest you check out. 1. Beach wedding regulations Our beaches are special, and because of that, they’re protected by rules … Continued
Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in
It might be a little unexpected, but train enthusiasts love visiting Indiana Dunes Country. What makes our area so great for railroad themed excursions? Here’s five reasons: 1. Tracks leading to and from Chicago With Chicago only an hour away, major railway lines cross Indiana Dunes Country at numerous points where you’ll see freight … Continued
There’s more than one beach in the Indiana Dunes, which is great unless you’re confused about which one is best for your adventures. The infographic below can get you started. And be sure to also check out our beach video at the bottom as well as our beach FAQ page. Our Visitor Center is open 362 days … Continued