We have seven awesome ways to go beyond the beach in Indiana Dunes Country. So shake off the sand, head south of the dunes.
Topic: Beyond the beach
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
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?
It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued
Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued
By Samantha Kinsman When my sister and I were young, we used to take monarch caterpillars into our care and raise them to butterflies. It was a complicated project, usually headed by my sister, that involved finding and collecting teeny tiny monarch eggs on common milkweed plants, monitoring the eggs until they hatched, and getting … Continued
Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016 in Nature
The plant is so simple. A single green flowering stalk with one spikelet perched atop the stem. Elegant simplicity.
Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 in Nature
Beside me are 200 small black pots of prairie fame flower (Phemeranthus rugospermus). Any moment now, the pots will be transformed from a mass of green succulent leaves to a floating sea of pink when the blossoms of the fame flower open.
A list of ten outdoor adventures and activities that are wheelchair friendly.