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Indiana Dunes State Park

Sand, shore, and the space to breathe—over 2,000 acres of it! This isn’t your run of the mill state park, it’s a place shaped by thousands of years of shifting landscapes and Hoosier history. Since 1925, Indiana Dunes State Park has been wowing visitors with its natural terrain, three-miles of dune-lined shores, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Splash around in Lake Michigan, bound up towering sand dunes, or explore beautiful trails on foot or on your bike. Escape the mundane on these storied shores.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

A state park surrounded by a national park, the Indiana Dunes State Park is 2,182 acres of dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center hosts a variety of interpretive programs about the unique animals, plants, and ecosystems of the Indiana…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

The 3 Dune Challenge

Challenge yourself, your friends, and your family to climb the three tallest sand dunes at the Indiana Dunes State Park. The 1.5-mile trail is the…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

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Indiana Dunes State Park Events

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Valpo Kiwanis Corn Roast Fest

August 7, 2021 - August 6, 2022

Valpo Kiwanis Corn Roast Fest is the annual event held in downtown Valparaiso, Indiana on the 1st Saturday of August each year. All the corn is…

Holiday

Christmas Craft Show

December 5 - December 6, 2020

Two halls with more than 75 vendors will exhibit homemade craft items. Handicap accessible. Admission is free, but please bring an item for the…

Environment / Nature

Duneland Festival of Trees

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Festival of Trees gives businesses, organizations, and families the opportunity to share the celebration of the holidays by sponsoring and…

Environment / Nature

Fall Concert Series – Vienna Boys Choir

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Vienna Boys Choir - renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over 5 centuries. Four separate ensembles of 23-26 boys each at…

Community

Footloose 5K Walk/Run

June 26, 2021 - June 25, 2022

Join in the Annual '80s themed Footloose 5K and event. This gnarley event celebrates the most righteous decade or all time. There will be food,…

Holiday

Holly Days

Friday, December 04, 2020

All of your favorite holiday activities will come together to turn our little town into a true, winter wonderland as they kick off the holiday…

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Discover the Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods or a calorie-burning hike up steep dunes, the Indiana Dunes has the perfect trail for…

Things to Do

Five Things to Do This November in the Indiana Dunes

November is a wonderful time to visit the Indiana Dunes. The temperatures are mild, the leaves are starting to fall, and the holiday season is just…