Travel Blog - Holiday

A Night of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 in Activities, Events, Holiday

A Night of Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, October 26, come to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens for an evening of radio-style, terrifying tales by candlelight. Enjoy coffee and dessert while listening to these great dark and moody classics – The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death. These auto-classics are read by legendary British actor Basil Rathbone, famed for his 1920s-1960s … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 in Activities, Events, Holiday

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

By Taltree Arboretum Valparaiso, IN – Go to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens October 1 through 31 for a spooky good time and to celebrate the fall season. The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival, a family friendly event, features a haunted railway garden of ghost conductors, skeleton passengers, spiders, and haunted houses. Each Friday night through … Continued

Indiana Dunes State Park hosts hikes, fireworks, more

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013 in Activities, Holiday

Indiana Dunes State Park hosts hikes, fireworks, more

Indiana Dunes State Park is a great place to visit in June because of its Lake Michigan beaches and 16 miles of hiking trails. School is out, so you can catch daily programs taking place throughout the park. See the Interpretive Schedule link for more information.
Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the fun programs … Continued

Holidays in Indiana Dunes Country

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 in Activities, Holiday

Holidays in Indiana Dunes Country bring some wonderful opportunities to spend time with your families, friends, and maybe even the big guy in the red suit. If you want to find and cut down your own Christmas tree, you can head to Santa’s Holiday Forest in Valparaiso from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve … Continued

Creepy Chaos Haunted Tours make for a Spook-tacular Night!

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 in Activities, Holiday

On a dark and snowy morning back in 1906, dozens of people who came to this country for the promise of a better life instead died when the passenger train bringing them to our country’s heartland collided head-on with a freight train just outside Chesterton. The victims, many of whom were young children, suffered unimaginable … Continued

Great Activities to Celebrate Independence Day!

Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012 in Activities, Events, Holiday

There are many ways to celebrate America’s birthday in Indiana Dunes Country, and we have highlighted some of them here. If we’re missing any, please let us know in the comments! Have a happy and safe holiday, and a big thank you to all of our servicemen and women! Jul. 3 Fireworks on the Lakefront … Continued

Getaway for Sportsmen and Those Who Love Them

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 in Activities, Dining, Holiday

By Mitch Peters If I were traveling into this area, with friends or a significant other, my activity plan would be focused on sports and trying to provide entertainment for my wife/girlfriend. I suppose the easiest solution logistically is to have another couple meet us, so that the boys can play while the ladies relax … Continued

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 in Activities, Dining, Events, Holiday, Shopping

…here in Indiana Dunes Country with new fallen snow and a plethora of events and activities to get you in the holiday spirit. From shopping for unique dunes oriented gifts like south shore posters [Save the Dunes Gift Shop] and Chesterton bandstand notecards [Westchester History Museum Store] to handcrafted home goods at the semiannual Shipshewana … Continued

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