Category Archives: Recreation

Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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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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Gary Steelyard Opens Up For a Weekend of GOLF!

        Join the Railcats at the ballpark October 8th – 10th at The Greens at The Steel Yard presented by Xfinity, a brand new, unique, and socially distanced chipping range inside the stadium that anyone can play.       This outdoor experience includes separate hitting bays for each party, greens in the outfield, food, beverages,…

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Activities To Do If You Hate Working Out

Activities To Do If You Hate Working Out

Exercise isn’t an aspect of your lifestyle that you should skip. Without it, your physical and mental health can suffer in the long term. At the same time, though, not everyone is in love with going to the gym or running, which are the common ways people get fit. You might want to exercise, but…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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Valparaiso Recreation Center Makes Changes Amid COVID-19

Although you may have heard that the Coronavirus has greatly effected the hospitality industry the most, you would be surprised that it hasn’t effected Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso Indiana. Yes, they have made several changes to their operations since opening with Indiana’s Stage 4.5 “Back On Track” opening, but attendance is in full “swing.”…

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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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Ride the Rails Returns in July

UCA Ride and Rail Tour- There IS Something to Do this Summer!    For everyone who has said “Gee, I wish there was something fun to do,” we have great news.  The 3rd Annual Ride and Rail Tour will kick off from Downtown Whiting on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 promptly at 9a.m., returning shortly after…

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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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