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Destination Guides

A little planning can go a long way. That’s why we have a selection of free digital and printed guides to help you navigate your next Indiana Dunes getaway.

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Fairbridge Inn Express

Within 3 miles of the Chesterton Fairbridge Inn Express, you'll find Indiana Dunes National Park, Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve,…

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park Campground

This seasonal campground in the Indiana Dunes area is located within the beautiful Sunset Hill Farm Count Park. Its campsites can accommodate large…

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Quality Inn – Chesterton

Conveniently located, Quality Inn provides comfortable accommodations and good value.

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Valparaiso

This hotel combines the convenience of a big chain hotel with the friendliness of a small-town motel. Come and enjoy the fresh coffee and cookies…

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Spring House Inn

It’s one part hotel, one part country retreat, and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for business travelers, families, and anyone…

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage

the beautiful southern shores of Lake Michigan, this hotel is both a convenient workplace and a comfortable home away from home. Portage is…

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Baymont by Wyndham Portage

This clean, attractive hotel has several accommodations for different travelers. Their spa rooms offer relaxing escapes while their executive room is…

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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Valparaiso’s true bed and breakfast is complete with a grand living room, parlor, solarium, screened-in porch, and six-person hot-tub. With five…

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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.

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A Reason to Love Winter

With its short days, grey skies, and cold temperatures, February in Indiana can be trying even for the ruggedest soul among us. Wildflowers feel…

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Locals Love: Top 10 Date Night Restaurants

No romantic night would be complete without dinner. After you take your special someone for a stroll on the beach, grab dinner at one of these local…

Outdoor Adventures

Five of the Best Winter Sledding Spots in the Indiana Dunes

These Indiana Dunes sledding spots are perfect for kids or adults itching to grab a sled and speed down a snowy hill.

Hiking

Savannas: Beauty in the Making

One of the most beneficial things, but sometimes the hardest thing, one can do to help manage a savanna is to cut down young trees and invasive…

Wildlife

Monarchs: Crossing Those Lines

This past September upwards of 2,000 monarchs congregated on the oak trees growing atop the dunes at the Bison Viewing Area of Kankakee Sands.