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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore names superintendent

Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014 in News

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore names superintendent

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE – Paul Labovitz, currently superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) in St. Paul, Minn., has been selected as the new Superintendent at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, headquartered in Porter, Ind. He succeeds Costa Dillon, who retired from the National Park Service (NPS) in August 2013, and he begins … Continued

National Lakeshore having some great programs in February

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 in Events, News, Uncategorized

National Lakeshore having some great programs in February

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is offering a snowshoe hike, a groundhog program, a musical program and more during February. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website. All programs are free. Snowshoe Hike at National Lakeshore Join a ranger on … Continued

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 in Activities, News, Uncategorized

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

By Ken Kosky The Indiana Dunes area is the perfect place to enjoy a winter hike, or, if there is enough snow, to enjoy sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. And, as the winter wears on, large formations of shelf ice form along the shore of Lake Michigan, offering a glimpse of Arctic-like beauty right here … Continued

Plenty of fun events in Indiana Dunes Country

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in Activities, Events, News

Plenty of fun events in Indiana Dunes Country

Even in the winter, there are still plenty of fun outdoor activities in Indiana Dunes Country. At Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, adventure seekers can find their thrill sledding nearly 100 feet down Devil’s Slide, and nature enthusiasts can enjoy 16 miles of snow-laden trails that are perfect for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. … Continued

The snow is here! It’s time to get outside and play

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Activities, Dining, News, Uncategorized

The snow is here! It’s time to get outside and play

A nice blanket of snow is now covering Indiana Dunes Country. Do you know what that means? It means the time is right for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and other winter fun at The Indiana Dunes and surrounding areas. Skiing enthusiasts will find miles of trails through a variety of terrain. Just be sure to … Continued

Indiana Dunes Tourism earns DMAP reaccreditation

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013 in News

Indiana Dunes Tourism earns DMAP reaccreditation

Indiana Dunes Tourism has earned reaccreditation from Destination Marketing Association International’s accreditation program. Indiana Dunes Tourism is one of only 172 destination marketing organizations (DMOs) accredited through the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), even though there are more than 2,700 DMOs around the world. “We are pleased that the world’s largest association of DMOs has … Continued

December events at Dunes State Park, plus sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 in Activities, Events

December events at Dunes State Park, plus sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski

There are some great events going on this month at Indiana Dunes State Park, and this is also a great time of year to see the sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area. Here’s a glimpse of some of the events going on this month at Dunes State Park: – Bring the little ones … Continued

Winter events planned at Indiana Dunes, Taltree Arboretum

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 in Activities, Uncategorized

Winter events planned at Indiana Dunes, Taltree Arboretum

Looking for something fun to do? Check out these great winter events: *Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Holiday Lights/Polar Express The Holiday Lights event held every Friday and Saturday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a winter celebration of solar power. Taltree’s prairie will come to life at night utilizing solar-powered LED lights and fiber optics. … Continued

Popcorn Festival, Taltree Arboretum, VU named to Top 10 lists

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 in Activities, Events

Popcorn Festival, Taltree Arboretum, VU named to Top 10 lists

Three Indiana Dunes Country fall favorites have been named among the “Best of Indiana” for Family Fun, Signature Food Item, and College Football Game Day Tradition. The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival at Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso’s Popcorn Festival, and Valparaiso University Football gained Top 10 status on the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s website – www.VisitIndiana.com. Popcorn Festival placed … Continued

Dunes State Park events, closings

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 in Activities

Dunes State Park events, closings

Although the campground and beach have emptied out, this is actually a great time to explore Indiana Dunes State Park. There are  no mosquitoes, no ticks, and the fall color is still holding on strong. Make some time to visit Indiana Dunes State Park and enjoy all that November has to offer! Here’s a glimpse … Continued

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