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Take the South Shore for “A Day in the Dunes,” Oct. 18
Start Date: 10/18/2015Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 10/18/2015
Event Description:
Chicago-area residents can explore Indiana Dunes State Park while leaving their vehicles at home during “A Day in the Dunes,” Oct. 18.

Participants will arrive that morning via the South Shore Line train and be greeted by park naturalists at the Dunes Park (Chesterton) station. After a hayride into the park, participants will hike through the dune blowouts and see great views of Lake Michigan. Lunch will be catered, followed by special programs and free time for families to explore before being shuttled back to the train station.

“The South Shore train brings an added dimension that makes the dunes a perfect day trip getaway,” said Brad Bumgardner, park interpreter and trip leader.

Registration is required, and space is limited. Registration is $12 per person and includes the state park entrance fee, interpretive program fees and lunch. Train tickets to Dunes Park must be purchased separately.

Participants should purchase tickets for the 503 train, arriving at Dunes Park at 10:04 a.m. Participants will be dropped off in time to catch the 608 train, departing Dunes Park at 4:02 p.m.

For more information, or to register, call (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park ( is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.

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Contact Information:
Name: Brad Bumgardner
Phone: (219) 926-1390
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  • Visiting and Playing
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