Bicycling

Calling all leisure riders, mountain bikers, road warriors, and BMX enthusiasts. No matter your wheels, you’ll find trails, terrains—and trains—to ride in the Indiana Dunes. Wind around the paved, 2.5-mile Dunes-Kankakee Trail from the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Hop on the South Shore Line for a rail-to-trail adventure around the Indiana Dunes and Chicagoland areas. Test your skills and endurance on the twists and turns of the 10-mile Outback Trail, or show off some burly grinds on the Steel Wheels BMX Track.

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Mountain bikers of all experience levels will have a blast at Creekside Trails! The 6 miles of twists, turns, and (optional) obstacles will test your mountain biking skills. When you’re ready…

For road-cycling purists, the 20-mile combination of the Prairie-Duneland Trail and the Oak Savannah Trail offers a flat, paved path through areas like Lake George and Countryside Park. If you…

Bikes on Trains

Take your bike on labeled, bike-friendly South Shore Line trains available on select days from April through October.

Indiana Dunes Bicycling Tour

Explore the small-town charm, beautiful landscapes, and local flavor south of the dunes on this self-guided bike tour. You can make this itinerary your own–ride just one part, break it up into…

Traveling without your bike?

Want to explore the Indiana Dunes area, but didn’t bring your bike? Stop at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and rent one from Chesterton Bicycle Station and Camp Stop General Store, and enjoy…

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Beaches

Life in the Indiana Dunes is like a day at the beach. That’s because we have 15 beautiful miles of…

Bicycling

Calling all leisure riders, mountain bikers, road warriors, and BMX enthusiasts. No matter your wheels, you’ll…

Fishing

Fishing season? Try  seasons . With this many inland lakes, creeks, shorelines, and deep waters, we’re…

Hiking

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Indiana Dunes. Of course, you won’t really be lost—we’ve got…

Paddling

Our recipe for the perfect day? Just add coastlines, dunes, trails, and plenty of water. Luckily, there’s no…

Wandering

Why hurry? Take the time to wander and let your senses take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Indiana Dunes.

Tales from the Dunes

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Accessible Adventures in the Indiana Dunes

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Accessible Adventures in the Indiana Dunes Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking to hike, bird, paddle, or just wander and take in the…

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Paul's Adventures in the Indiana Dunes

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Hike, bike, paddle, bird, and fish at the Indiana Dunes! Local adventurer Paul Osborn can show you some of the many adventures just waiting to be discovered. Paul starts his adventure at the…

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Year-Round Outdoor Adventures

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If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, look no further than the Indiana Dunes. No matter the season, adventures are waiting around every corner for you to discover. Hiking Whether you…

Don’t just experience the Indiana Dunes; take it home with you. Find your new favorite T-shirt, hoodie, or accessory in our online gift shop. Show off your love for the Indiana Dunes!

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Dunes Deals

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes! Dig up real savings with Indiana Dunes Deals and make the most of…

Pet Friendly

There’s a reason Indiana Dunes National Park was named the #1 pet-friendly attraction in the state of Indiana…

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