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Your guide to becoming a Beverly Shores resident (historically speaking)

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in History, Indiana Dunes

Your guide to becoming a Beverly Shores resident (historically speaking)

  Beverly Shores, one of the communities in Indiana Dunes Country, has an interesting history. Especially five homes along the lakefront.  Here’s 7 steps to become a resident of Beverly Shores – if you lived in the 1920’s, that is.   Step One: Get to know the Bartlett family (circa 1920s) Frederick Bartlett, a Chicago … Continued

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 in Activities, History, Indiana Dunes

An Afternoon at the Westchester Township History Museum

This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen.   It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … 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 Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in Dining, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature

The Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

At Expedia Viewfinder, we’re huge advocates of bucket lists, so we partnered up with our friends at Indiana Dunes Tourism to build our own agenda filled with the best things to do in the Indiana Dunes. From tackling The 3 Dune Challenge to visiting Chesterton’s European Market, we complied the top ways to experience the … Continued

Steel industry a part of Indiana Dunes Country’s history, present

Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in History, Indiana Dunes

Steel industry a part of Indiana Dunes Country’s history, present

 By Ken Kosky  The Indiana Dunes is a huge chunk of nature, with 15,000 acres of beaches, prairies, wetlands and forests; more than 70 miles of hiking trails; and 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.  But if you look closely enough, you’ll see nature coexisting with the steel plants and other industry of Indiana Dunes … Continued

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