We have seven awesome ways to go beyond the beach in Indiana Dunes Country. So shake off the sand, head south of the dunes.
Travel Blog - Indiana Dunes
Shopping at local-owned retail benefits our local economy. We know this, but how often do we practice what we preach and truly shop local? With the holidays in full swing and many folks buying last minute gifts, take the time to log off Amazon and hit the local stores. Here’s a few you might … Continued
Guest post by Alyssa Nyberg of Kankakee Sands Lately we’ve had sightings of merlins at Kankakee Sands. Magical wizards at Kankakee Sands?! That would be incredible! But, well, not exactly. The merlins that are being seen are of the avian sort. “Lady hawk” is another name given to this majestic, light-weight, swift bird … Continued
By now I’ve written enough blog posts here at the tourism offices that my bosses might be catching on: when there’s a chance to get out of the office – I take it! This week, I journeyed to Art Barn, a peaceful art studio located halfway between Chesterton and Valparaiso. Here’s what you should … Continued
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
This guest post is by Alysa Nyberg, our awesome friend at Kankakee Sands. Ten more bison have just arrived at Kankakee Sands! On the morning of the release, the doors of the trailer swung wide open and the new arrivals bounded out. The Kankakee Sands herd was there ready and waiting to greet them. … Continued
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
There is nothing scary about an October walk through the prairies at Kankakee Sands . . . until you look down at your pants. Gasping in shock and horror, you realize that your pants are covered in seeds!
This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here. If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued
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