Category Archives: Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes State Park Brings Back Park Plays!

The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation announces the return of the popular Park Plays series. Park Plays features free family entertainment on the shores of Lake Michigan on summer Thursday evenings. The 2020 season features: July 23, 2020 – “Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made…

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New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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Recreation Opportunities In Northwest Indiana

During the Pandemic, the safest thing to do is visit an outdoor facility. Northwest Indiana has lots of places to visit. Now is a great time to discover a new adventure. Here’s Some Recreation Opportunities in Northwest Indiana. Hiking in Northwest Indiana These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge…

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Lack of Social Distancing Closes Porter Beach

     The National Park Service has closed the Porter Beach area of Indiana Dunes National Park. This closure includes both the national park beach and associated parking lots due​ to unsafe health conditions related to overcrowding, unsafe sanitation practices, and lack of social distancing pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The park reminds visitors to…

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Indiana Dunes Open With Social Distancing

     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.…

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Portage Lakefront Riverwalk Park

     Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park Riverwalk opened in October 2009 and is drawing some of the largest lakefront traffic in the Region. The park is considered a successful model by which public and private groups reclaimed brownfield space, its riverwalk affords easy access to the lakefront and beach. There also are trails that…

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Things To Do in the Indiana Dunes

Go Camping      The National Park Service is proposing a reservation system for 11 picnic shelters and 34 campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park. A reservation system will allow visitors to plan their camping trips and picnics at the national park up to six months in advance.      Currently, all picnic shelters in the park…

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Things To Do In Chesterton

Visit the European Market      Join the Chamber for the continuation of the European Market, Northwest Indiana’s premier outdoor artisan and farmers’ market every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Third Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chesterton Continue Reading . . .  Hooked On Art Festival      The  Annual Hooked on Art…

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Chesterton European Market

      Join the Chamber for the continuation of the European Market, Northwest Indiana’s premier outdoor artisan and farmers’ market every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Third Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chesterton.       Visit the Market at Third & Broadway in Chesterton for trick-or-treating with the market vendors,…

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Century of Progress Talk Before the Tour

     Every year, the Indiana Landmarks conducts a tour of the Century of Progress homes, and it is ALWAYS SOLD OUT! However, there’s a talk on Friday Night.          The 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago—called the Century of Progress—offered millions of people in the depths of the Great Depression a hopeful…

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