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Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

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?

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

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.

Pet Friendly Places in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in Hiking, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Pet Friendly Places in the Indiana Dunes

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

Two-day Group Itinerary in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in Accommodations, Dining, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Two-day Group Itinerary in the Indiana Dunes

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.

Catching Joy – Leopard Frogs

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 in Hiking, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Catching Joy – Leopard Frogs

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

Off the beaten path

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Hiking, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Off the beaten path

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

5 Things you need for Planning an Indiana Dunes Wedding

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in

5 Things you need for Planning an Indiana Dunes Wedding

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

Indiana Dunes and Trains? Yeah, we have that.

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in

Indiana Dunes and Trains? Yeah, we have that.

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

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