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 Golf outing

July 12, 2021 - July 11, 2022

Drive, Chip and put for a good cause. Raising funds to provide scholarships for children to the Valparaiso YMCA. A fun, relaxed day of golfing.

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

February 24 - 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

February 24, 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!

February 24 - 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…

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

February 24 - March 31, 2021

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating takes place 7 days a…

The 3 Dune Challenge

February 24 - 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…

Five Places to Rent Skis/Snowshoes in the Dunes

February 24 - April 30, 2021

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…

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Featured Accommodations

National Park

Heron Rookery East

The Heron Rookery Trail was a Great Blue Heron nesting ground for 60 years. The Great Blue Herons have moved on, but the 3.3-mile trail is a great…

National Park

Heron Rookery East

Fishing access at GPS Coordinates: 41.6697402, -86.9515129

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