Category Archives: Lake Michigan

Free Beach Shuttles at Indiana Dunes

: Two Dune Buggies will be rolling through the park this summer. They won’t be 4-wheeling over the sand; instead they will be picking up South Shore train passengers and Dunewood campground visitors and providing free shuttle service to the park’s beaches. Working in partnership with the Dunes Learning Center and the South Shore Line,…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Draws Thousands

Surprised by massive crowds on Easter Sunday 2018, Friendship Botanic Gardens was ready with 10,000 Easter Eggs! Held on Easter Sunday, 2018, it just happened to be the ONLY Public Easter Egg Hunt in Northwest Indiana. Friendship Botanic Gardens hosted a free Easter egg hunt in which families from across the region hunted for over…

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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes!

by Flo Lawnicki    The National Park Service hosts the event at Chellberg Farm. Chellberg Farm once belonged to Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna Chellberg, who arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1863.  They purchased the 40 acres of land to establish the farm in 1869 and added forty additional acres five years later. Chellberg Farmhouse…

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Black History Month Closing Reception

Due to the snow storm we had to reschedule our Opening Reception to a Closing Reception on Friday February 23. The exhibit runs until Sunday February 25 from 6-9pm, located at 540 S. Lake street, Miller Beach. View an eclectic exhibit of art and artifacts all celebrating the African culture and loaned by fellow community…

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Indiana Dunes Mount Baldy Trail Reopened

The National Park Service has announced that the trail to the beach at Mount Baldy has been reopened. The trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area. Visitors…

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Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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1st Annual Fusion Fest Opens In East Chicago!

Mayor Anthony Copeland invites you to join us for a new festival – the 1st Annual FUSIC FEST (a Fusion of Food, Fun & Music). FUSIC FEST will be held on August 4th, 5th & 6th, at Jeorse Park Beach, 3501 Aldis Avenue, East Chicago, IN, on Friday @ 5pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm- 11pm.…

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NwIndiana Symphony Concert at Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center are bringing the Northwest Indiana Symphony to West Beach on Friday, August 4th, at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.  For All   SEVEN SYMPHONY CONCERTS CLICK HERE!   Enjoy the 40 piece symphony orchestra under the direction of Conductor Kirk…

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NWI Symphony Orchestra FREE Summer Music Concerts

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt announce the 2018 South Shore Summer Music Festival.  The festival, beginning July 21st and concluding August 11th 2018 will feature FREE concerts by the Northwest Indiana Symphony in 7 communities across Northwest Indiana. Come early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and, relax and enjoy…

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City of Whiting Celebrated July 4th with lots of Photos!

         The City of Whiting once again hosted a massive fireworks celebration in Whiting Park on July 3rd!  The fireworks began at 10pm., but folks came early to get their seats, see old friends, and enjoy the pre-fireworks festivities.  The party began at 7p.m.  As usual, there was delicious food, live music, and a beer…

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