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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

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Friday, October 6th, 2017 in Activities, Beach, Dining, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

A Yoga Enthusiast Shares His Favorite Spots in the Indiana Dunes

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

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?

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.

Bison – Facing Winter Head On

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures, Winter

Bison – Facing Winter Head On

by Alyssa Nyberg at Kankakee Sands   Ok, I think my family is ready. We have the woodstove going and plenty of firewood to keep the house warm; our winter coats, hats, mittens, and boots are all by the front door; and we have an extra-large supply of non-perishable goods in our pantry in the … Continued

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