Diana of the Dunes Sunset Hikes, Indiana Dunes National Park

Dare to be like Diana of the Dunes and hike over 250 steps along a one-mile trail at West Beach to end at the shoreline and watch the sunset with park rangers. Every Saturday beginning June 26 through August 28, meet a ranger at the Diana Dunes Dare trailhead at West Beach at 7:30 p.m. This one-hour hike will challenge you physically and entertain you with stories about the real Diana of the Dunes. 

As you hike the trail, rangers will share the true story of this remarkable woman known as Diana of the Dunes. Her real name was Alice Mabel Gray, and she lived in a shack in the dunes for nine years, beginning in 1915, and spawned many legends and ghost stories. The facts about Alice Gray are even more interesting than the legends as she was a well-educated mathematics scholar who became disillusioned with her life in Chicago and took a train to the dunes in 1915 and never moved back to the city.   


Dates: July 31 - August 28, 2021
Time: Check website for times (CT)
Address: 376 N. County Line Rd., Gary, IN 46403
Phone: (219) 395-1824
Admission: There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes National Park

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