Category Archives: Recreation

The Most Common Camping Mistakes To Avoid

The Most Common Camping Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you’re camping for the first time or with first-timers, you should be aware of the most common camping mistakes to avoid. Prepping for a camping trip is about more than checking your tent and packing the essentials. Check out these tips and tricks that will save you from a camping catastrophe. Arriving at Your…

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Parks

Come celebrate our numerous parks natural heritage and ecological diversity of northern Indiana.  The wetlands provide for a multitude of waterfowl species, great blue and green herons, as well as seasonal sand hill cranes. See how many you can find this Fall. Remember, the best color occurs following sunny days and cool, but not, freezing…

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Active Living Faire – Fishing Clinic & Bike Ride

    The 18th annual Active Living Faire 2021 at Wolf Lake in Hammond Indiana will feature a fishing clinic for youngsters and the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, Sept. 6.      Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 20-mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will…

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The Most Adventurous Water Sports You Need To Try

The Most Adventurous Water Sports You Need To Try

While it’s a dream to visit the ocean, it isn’t always realistic for everyone. Luckily, you can experience some of the most adventurous water sports you need to try from a lake or river. Whether or not you like to get your adrenaline pumping, water sports can be enjoyable. Jump in the water or get…

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Michiana Boat Show – South Bend Indiana

The Michiana Boat show will be held March 19th, 20th and 21st. It will be open on Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:pm. Get ready for three big days and one huge event at the South Bend Century Center in downtown South Bend. Michiana…

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Save the Dunes Active Supports Great Lakes Coalition

     Boosting federal Great Lakes restoration investments. Ramping upfunding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Enacting a nationwide moratorium on water shut-offs. Prioritizing the communities most impacted by pollution and harm. These are some of the 2021 priorities that Great Lakes advocates brought to members of Congress via dozens of virtual meetings during the…

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The Best Dinosaur Exhibits in the United States

The Best Dinosaur Exhibits in the United States

Great adventures await you! Use this brief guide to the three best dinosaur exhibits in the United States to plan your next trip for family fun.

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3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this…

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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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