Gearheads, classic car fans, motorcycle clubs, and long drive lovers all brake for the Indiana Dunes. Maybe it’s the scenic drives through woodlands. Winding routes along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Or, simply the friendly communities full of things to do. Regardless of your mode of transportation, you’ll find views, to dos, and great places to stay along the way.


Driving in Indiana Dunes

Check out our most cruisable routes for some of the best behind-the-wheel views Indiana Dunes has to offer.

The Dune and Lake Michigan

Towns and Country Roads

Start Planning Your Trip

We’re here to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch—that is unless you’re towing, then we definitely recommend a hitch. In either case, our Partnership Coordinator is happy to assist in planning your car/motorcycle event/trip to the Indiana Dunes.



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Valparaiso YMCA Style Show

September 23, 2021 - September 22, 2022

Join us for an evening of inspiration and fashion. Designer purses and more to raffle and great swag bags

Halloween at the Y

October 16, 2021 - October 15, 2022

Open to all ages, enjoy an evening of ghouls and goblins, fun and excitement, and family time

Family Nature Backpacks for Loan at National Park

May 12 - December 31, 2021

With so much e-learning taking place now, Indiana Dunes National Park is providing a way for families to keep in touch with nature. Nature…

Bozak Family Christmas Light Show

May 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022

A local holiday tradition, the Bozak Family Christmas Light Show is celebrating it's yearly spectacular holiday lights and music magic. Programmed…

Christmas Market

December 3, 2021 - December 2, 2022

Shop indoors for gifts for the season or treats for yourself at our unique and one of a kind market.

Grab a Backpack and Go!

May 12 - December 31, 2021

Don’t lose your family’s connection to nature during this pandemic. The Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education has prepared…

Bark Ranger Program at National Park

May 12 - December 31, 2021

Bring along your furry friend for a hike at most locations in the Indiana Dunes National Park. Learn the rules of being a Bark Ranger owner, answer a…

The 3 Dune Challenge

May 12 - December 31, 2021

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed…

Valparaiso Online Market

May 12 - May 26, 2021

The Valparaiso Market is dedicated to connecting local producers to the community.  Now a year-round market where you can find fresh produce,…

Virtual Exhibition – American Art and National Identity

May 12 - May 31, 2021

The exhibition American Art and National Identity is the second in a series of exhibitions interpreting the permanent collection of the Brauer Museum…

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Christmas Eve Morning Stroll

Friday, December 24, 2021

Bring some cheer and your whole family along for our annual Christmas Eve walk through the dune forests to relax and enjoy the spirit of the…


Chatty Little Grasshopper Sparrows

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