Topic: nature

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Art , Music, Theater, Indiana Dunes

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

  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

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?

Caterpillars in the Kitchen

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 in Nature, Outdoor Adventures

Caterpillars in the Kitchen

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

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.