Category Archives: Lake Michigan

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Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park This Summer!

  Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches and more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Create your own latest and greatest tales from the dunes, such as the 3 Dune Challenge and lots of THINGS TO DO at the Indiana Dunes…

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The Indiana Dunes “3 Dune Challenge”

     Visitors from all over the world have embarked on the adventure at the Indiana Dunes State Park called the “3 Dune Challenge.” It’s one of the most memorable activities that vacationers remember about their visit to Northwest Indiana.      The “challenge” is an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes at…

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NWI Symphony Orchestra FREE Summer Concerts Announced!

      The Free Symphony Concerts In the Park, begin in July in Crown Point and concludes on August. every year. These FREE concerts are hosted by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra in 6 communities across Northwest Indiana. Come early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and, relax and enjoy the music!  Everyone is…

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3 Thrilling Water Sports This Summer in Michigan City

     International promoter P1 AquaX has unveiled details of its three events this summer in Michigan City, Indiana. Celebrating its tenth season of personal watercraft racing,  in Indiana in July and August.  Lake Michigan will be the venue for two Grand Prix events and AquaX racing will make its first ever visit to Stone…

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Lakefront Park Re-Opens in Portage Indiana

     After a successful work project installed boulders needed to protect the pavilion and assure safer access to the shoreline the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site at Indiana Dunes National Park has reopened. The project which involved the installation of more than 1,000 tons of boulders needed to protect the area from erosion was…

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Diana Of the Dunes Explained Online

More than 100 years ago, Alice Mabel Gray left her city life in Chicago, choosing instead to live in an abandoned shanty along the wild shoreline of the Indiana Dunes. For the next 10 years, as she explored her beloved dunes, she withstood both natural hardships and those created by a relentless, sensation-driven press. She…

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Indiana Dunes Movie Premieres In Valparaiso

     Indiana Dunes Tourism, in partnership with the National Park Service and Smith Donovan, is celebrating the new film at a nature-themed outdoor movie night fundraiser at the 49er Drive-In on October 8, 2020.      The premiere of the new Indiana Dunes National Park documentary film, Indiana Dunes: Nature’s Masterpiece takes place on…

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Portage Brewfest Takes Place Outside

     Portage Brewfest is one of the few remaining Festivals that have not cancelled in 2020 in Portage Indiana. To keep it open, promoters continued to have the venue to be outside at the Portage Lakefront park Open Air Pavilion on Lake Michigan. The following changes have been made to keep the Special Event…

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Whiting Adds Emergency Boat to Their Fleet of Vehicles

     The City of Whiting Parks Department is excited to announce the addition of a new emergency boat to their fleet of vehicles. The Wing Inflatables 13’9” PR.4 boat is constructed in Northern California from “the most advanced materials on the planet,” according to the company’s website. It will be used primarily by lifeguards and the…

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Miller Beach Farmers Market Remains Open During Covid

  The Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer.  They are more than just fruits and vegetables.  The Market opened June 7th, 2020.       The Sunday market now runs 11am-3pm, every week, June through August 30th. Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of the Market and our 2020 Pandemic Edition…

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