Why hurry? Take the time to wander and let your senses take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Indiana Dunes. Listen to the waves on the shore. Feel the gentle breeze on your cheeks. Watch the sunlight dancing through the leaves in the forest. The Indiana Dunes area offers plenty of places where you can leisurely stroll, explore or simply sit and relax in nature.

Challenge friends, family, and yourself to an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park. It’s 1.5 miles of tough trail with 552 vertical feet that’s 100 percent…

In honor of the daring and free spirit of Alice Mabel Gray, also know as Diana, a nearby sand hill has been named “Diana’s Dune.” You can now hike in Alice’s footsteps and explore the natural…

The Indiana Dunes is one of the most biodiverse parks in the U.S., and the Backpacks for Naturalists program offers free explorer backpacks for daily use. Each backpack contains binoculars…

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


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


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


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


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

Be the change by getting more involved with the Indiana Dunes! Try our no-hassle, volunteer drop-in opportunities available for everyone.

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Savannas: Beauty in the Making

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Savannas: Beauty in the Making By Alyssa Nyberg A hike through a savanna any time of the year will have its “oh-wow, I feel so happy moments”: in the spring, when wildflower…

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Have you set a New Year’s resolution to try something new this year? Or perhaps you’re reading this in June and laughing at the thought of keeping your resolutions but still…

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A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or…