Paddling

Our recipe for the perfect day? Just add coastlines, dunes, trails, and plenty of water. Luckily, there’s no shortage of lakes, creeks, and waterways to satisfy your inner aquaphile. Prepare your arms—and eyes—for mile after mile of majestic water routes, dune-lined shores, and stunning views of the surrounding communities. Take it easy and rent a boat, or bring your own watercraft and embark on an adventure over lake chains and lush parklands. Either way, it’s one of the best ways to get to know the Indiana Dunes area.

Boasting some of the best paddling in the Indiana Dunes, the Lake Michigan Water Trail gives paddlers an in-depth, first-hand look at the diverse ecosystems of Northwest Indiana with each…

Forget the dumbells and cable machines, the Kankakee River National Water Trail offers 85 miles of shoulder-burning, bicep-making paddling through county, state, and national parks. Feel the…

Think of it as floating meditation. Feel your shoulders drop and your stress melt away as you dip your paddle into the serene water of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes. Located on the north side…

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Get the lowdown on safety and accessibility as well as detailed launch information from the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association:

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