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Keeping Your Pet Healthy in the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes area provides many fun year-round activities like camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, paddling, and exploring for people and pets too! Following these outdoor pet safety tips will ensure you and your furry friend have the best experience when visiting the Indiana Dunes. Become a…

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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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Snowshoeing in the Indiana Dunes National Park

Once the Indiana Dunes area is blanketed in a few inches of snow, you'll start to see people traversing the parks' trails on snowshoes. I've lived near the Indiana Dunes nearly all my life, but I've never even tried on a pair of snowshoes. Now that I'm working for the Indiana Dunes, I figured it was…

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Dunes 101: Where to hike at the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Where to hike at the Indiana Dunes [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0AnhAXH5c[/embed] There's no better way to get up close with nature in the Indiana Dunes area than exploring the more than 70 miles of trails that wind through the National and State Park. There are a wide variety…

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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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Accessible Adventures in the Indiana Dunes

Accessible Adventures in the Indiana Dunes Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking to hike, bird, paddle, or just wander and take in the scenery, the Indiana Dunes area has many accessible adventures to offer. Here are some popular outdoor places and…

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Discover the Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

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…

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Top Ways to Go Beyond the Beach this Year

Have you set a New Year’s resolution to try something new this year? Or perhaps you’re reading this in June and laughing at the thought of keeping your resolutions but still ready to get outdoors? We have seven awesome ways to go beyond the beach in the Indiana Dunes area. So shake off the sand and…

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Doing the Dunes: Family Hikes in Indiana Dunes

Every summer my family of four travels the Midwest in search of adventure. Last summer, while on our traditional summer weeklong trip to the Indiana Dunes area, I stumbled upon something new. Uncharted territory. A new adventure. Family, I have a plan! But this is not a shiny new attraction. It was…

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