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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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The Magic of the Merlin

Lately, we’ve had sightings of merlins at Kankakee Sands. Magical wizards at Kankakee Sands?! That would be incredible! But, well, not exactly. The merlins that are being seen are of the avian sort. “Lady hawk” is another name given to this majestic, light-weight, swift bird because, in medieval…

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A Beginner Goes to Bird Fest

This week begins my second month at Indiana Dunes Tourism. As the new kid, I look for ways to learn more about the dunes area. I approached my boss with the idea of actually attending the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, rather than just setting up a welcome table. “Go for it! I think you’ll…

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Sandhill Cranes Land in Beverly Shores Great Marsh

- Sandhill Cranes landed at the Great Marsh in Beverly Shores, Indiana near the Indiana Dunes. After a 60-year absence, Sandhill Cranes are returning to the Great Marsh in Beverly Shores to raise their young. The cranes have always used the marsh for stopovers during migration, staying for a night…

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