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Autumn is awesome in Indiana Dunes Country

After a summer of splashing in Lake Michigan and hiking the many different trails at the Indiana Dunes, I’m ready for what’s next. That’s because what’s next is just as good! Indiana Dunes Country is beautiful in the fall, with Read more >

Winter fun abounds in Indiana Dunes Country

All right, I’ll admit that autumn is my favorite time in Indiana Dunes Country. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a bright, 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is winter, when a Read more >

Get in the holiday spirit in Indiana Dunes Country

It seems like the holidays roll around before I know it, leaving me little time to pick out just the right gifts or find unique food to serve at holiday gatherings. Fortunately, in one day I can visit the huge Read more >

Getting some beach time, Bass Pro shopping in Portage, Indiana

I recently spent the day in Portage (where I grew up) and marveled at how much more there is to do these days. One of our main sources of fun was always heading to the beach for a hike or Read more >

Indiana Dunes one of top birding spots in Midwest

  For an avid birder like Brad Bumgardner, the best thing about working at Indiana Dunes State Park is that his binoculars never have to collect dust — even if it’s not the busy spring and fall bird migration times. Read more >

There is even more to discover “Beyond the Beach”

By Alex Gumm, Indiana Dunes Tourism After blogging recently about some of the great places to visit on the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail in Northwest Indiana, I decided to spend a few more days visiting and writing about other Read more >

There is a lot to discover “Beyond the Beach”

  By Alex Gumm, Indiana Dunes Tourism When I started my internship with Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, I was shocked by how little I actually knew about the place I’ve called home my entire Read more >

July is a perfect month for Indiana Dunes, Seven Peaks Waterpark

When the temperatures climb, there’s nothing better than splashing around in Lake Michigan and then heading over to a water park for some thrilling water rides. Indiana Dunes Country, which is only about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Indianapolis, feels Read more >

#35. Mount Baldy at the Dunes (#50Things)

A lifelong Hoosier, Emily Metallic is an Indiana University student who was somewhat disillusioned with her home state. After reading the 50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do article in the August 2010 issue of Indianapolis Monthly, Emily made it her Read more >

Shipwrecks in Indiana

With the centennial anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic (and of course, the re-release of the blockbuster movie), talk of shipwrecks is making the rounds among both history buffs and pop culture lovers. When I think of shipwrecks, I Read more >