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.

Feel the burn as you paddle around the bends and curves of this historic river, enjoy views of the surrounding wetland habitat, and stop to rest and refuel at any of the beautiful parks along…

Feel your stress melt away as you dip your paddle into the serene water of the inland lakes in our communities.


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Lake Michigan Water Trail

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Boasting some of the best paddling in the Indiana Dunes, the Lake Michigan Water Trail gives…

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