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Michelle Senderhauf
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Michelle Senderhauf

Locals Love: Best Places for Fall Foods

Once the temperatures drop and the leaves turn warm hues of red, orange, and yellow, many people start thinking about one thing—fall flavors! Cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin baked goods pop up on restaurant menus and are paired with caramel or pumpkin coffees. It doesn't end at sweets. Stews, soups…

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Locals Love: Top 10 Date Night Restaurants

A date night in the Indiana Dunes area is unlike anywhere else in the state. Couples can take romantic strolls along the 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline or hike together on the 70 miles of scenic hiking trails. In the evening, the beach makes for the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the…

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Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit?

Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit? Thinking about visiting the Indiana Dunes and wondering which beach you should visit? With nine different beaches along 15 miles of Lake Michigan's southern shoreline, it's easy to get confused! This guide will help you decide which Indiana Dunes beach is…

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Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

What are the Indiana Dunes? Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes. The Indiana Dunes State Park spreads over 2,000 acres and is operated by the state of Indiana. The Indiana Dunes National Park is located on both the east and west sides of the state park and is operated by the federal…

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Dunes 101: How to Stay Safe in the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes area offers a variety of outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, camping, paddling, bicycling, wandering, and more. To make sure you have the most fun possible while visiting, be sure to watch this video full of safety tips and guidelines about how to be a responsible visitor…

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Main Streets TV visits the Indiana Dunes

Main Streets TV visits the Indiana Dunes The Indiana Dunes is now a television star! John McGivern's Main Streets visited the Indiana Dunes to film an episode of their travel show about the main streets of Midwestern communities. John McGivern talked to locals, business owners, park rangers, and…

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