Five Places to Rent Skis/Snowshoes in the Dunes

Winter is finally here and there is no getting around it. Our biggest snowfall so far this year is forecasted for this weekend and the temps are about to get cold. So…’tis the season to embrace it! Many have been asking about ski rentals in the area. Here’s what we’ve got for you.

  1. Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, Miller IN – The Douglas Center is open every day! They currently have snowshoes and hiking backpacks to check out. And, it’s FREE! The Miller Woods trail is right outside the Douglas Center and has a nice loop as well as an out and back. All is relatively flat and great for those that are just learning.
  2. Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton IN – Head to the Nature Center where you can rent snowshoes for $5 for a 4 hour period. The Nature Center is open Wed-Sun from 9:30 – 4:30. Right outside the center are several different trails and you are welcome to head out on any of them. You are certain to find cross country skiers out there as well, as it’s a favorite spot for many. (Call ahead as hours and rates may have changed due to covid).
  3. Stoney Run County Park, Hebron IN – Ski Rentals available Friday-Sunday and school holidays. Cost is $7. First come, first serve. Seven miles of trails. Designed for intermediate to advanced skiers in mind. More information here.

Get out there and enjoy! Please remember to tag Dig the Dunes with any of your snow photos. We’d love to see them! #DigTheDunes

Dates: January 24 - April 30, 2021
Time: Check website for times (CT)
Address: 1000 Riverwalk Dr., Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 716-2225

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