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Can You Handle The 3 Dune Challenge?

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have what it takes to climb the three highest sand dunes in Indiana? If so, The 3 Dune Challenge is for you. To complete The 3 Dune Challenge, a person must run or hike a special 1.5 mile course at Indiana Dunes State Park, climbing Mount Jackson…

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Photo Field Trip at the Diana of the Dunes Dare

The magnificent scenery of the Indiana Dunes makes it a photographer’s paradise. The epic sand dunes, gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets, and wooded trails offer unlimited opportunities to take photographs. One of the best places to take pictures is at West Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Park…

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Discover the Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods or a calorie-burning hike up steep dunes, the Indiana Dunes area has the perfect hiking trail for you. The Indiana Dunes National and State Parks have a combined 70 miles of trails crossing 17,000+ acres of woodlands, dunes, prairies…

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Spring House Inn: A Woodsy Staycation Retreat

When the leaves turn and the temperatures cool, there's nothing like getting away with your loved ones to a serene, woodsy retreat. Start your Indiana Dunes adventure at Spring House Inn, where you’ll be within minutes of some of the best beaches, hiking, dining, shopping, and interesting historic…

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3 Interesting Things—Schoolhouse Shop

Indiana Dunes Schoolhouse Shop 3 Interesting Things If you're visiting the Indiana Dunes for the first time, you can't miss out on this must-see destination shop. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8_MgslaQ4k[/embed] The Schoolhouse Shop is actually a schoolhouse built out of Porter brick in…

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Amazing Birding at the Indiana Dunes

For great springtime birding, there's no place like the Indiana Dunes. More than 350 bird species live or migrate through the dunes every year, drawn to Lake Michigan's open waters and to the diverse habitats available for nesting. Beaches, dunes, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies decorate the…

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