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Indiana Dunes Beaches and Beyond Video

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in Accommodations, Activities, Art , Music, Theater, Beach, Biking, Birding, Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, Dining, Fishing, Hiking, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping

Indiana Dunes Beaches and Beyond Video

Get a glimpse of the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Dunes Tourism’s Beaches and Beyond inspirational video.

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

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

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

The Bison are Coming! The Bison are Coming!

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 in Hiking, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

The Bison are Coming! The Bison are Coming!

This blog post was written by Alyssa Nyberg from Kankakee Sands. And we are just excited as she is to welcome bison to our area!   When the bison arrive at Kankakee Sands, I don’t know what I’ll do first. Jump for joy, grab a camera and start photographing, or just sit down and watch. Bison are due … Continued

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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.