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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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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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The Indiana Dunes National Park Fees Explained

The Indiana Dunes Entry Fees Explained Two Parks. One Destination. The Indiana Dunes is made up of two different parks—the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indiana Dunes State Park. The Indiana Dunes State Park spreads over 2,000 acres with a swimming beach, nature center, and over 16 miles of…

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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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Waking at Cowles Bog

Waking up at dawn to run a trail probably appeals to few people. That’s OK. I’m not here to tell you how to explore the dunes, or any natural area for that matter, but by describing how I reconnected with the Cowles Bog Trail, maybe, a splinter of my excitement will resonate with you. A…

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Dunes 101: Where are the Indiana Dunes beaches?

Dunes 101: Where are the Indiana Dunes beaches? The Indiana Dunes beaches get a lot of attention—and for good reason! Many people consider the 15-mile coastline to be among the best beaches in the world. Visiting an Indiana Dunes beach is a no-brainer, but which beach should you visit…

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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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