Category Archives: Recreation

New Edge Adventure Park Opening Weekend

Edge Adventures NW Indiana – Deep River Park is our newest tree to tree adventure for the Edge Adventures family of aerial parks. It features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for everyone at every skill level.  It also features our FIRST Kid’s Park, with elements closer to the ground design…

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Winter Lights Drive Thru – Sunset Hill Park

Don’t forget that the Winter Lights Drive Thru is open nightly at Sunset Hill Park from 6-9 pm now through January 3rd! It’s FREE! But, donations are gladly accepted. The drive thru features a lighting of a display of myriad, dazzling light displays throughout the park. The light displays are unique to the park, and…

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Holiday Traditions at Indiana Dunes

Join staff and volunteers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes.” The program takes place on Saturday, December 9th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at four locations within the park: Chellberg Farm, Bailly Homestead, the Paul H. Douglas Center, and the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. It’s a wonderful…

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Uncommon Brant Goose Visits Hammond Indiana

by Carolyn A. Marsh Reprinted from the WRite Stuff News Magazine, November 2016 An uncommon Brant Goose was with Canada Geese in the north basin of George Lake in Hammond. Alan Bruner and Rusty McIntyre discovered the goose on Sept 16.  Alan drives up from Marshall, Indiana to bird the lakefront every year or two…

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Hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park

The Valparaiso Parks Department is once again offering hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park this fall, with support from Bloomfield Mechanical. The tractor-drawn  hayride is great fun for youth groups, family gatherings, clubs, birthday parties and more. The hour and a half outing provides a wonderful setting to enjoy autumn in the woods. A campfire is waiting…

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Memorial Day Weekend in NWI

There are lots of events and activities in Northwest Indiana for Memorial Weekend that are fun for the whole family with lots of free things to do. While here in Northwest Indiana you’ll also find lots of amusement parks and Family Friendly Fun centers with arcades, indoor play, laser tag, miniature golf, bowling, batting cages,…

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Wetlands Festival Expands – Hammond Indiana

More of the Wolf Lake watershed will be used at this year’s 16th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands Wind & Water festival on May 28-29. Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), this year’s festival will include events at Powderhorn Lake and Prairie in Burnham, IL. The Wetlands Wind & Water Festival…

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Gina Bell Joins Taltree Arboretum Valparaiso Indiana

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens proudly welcomed Gina Bell to its team, representatives announced Monday, April 25th, 2016. Bell assumes the role of director of events and sponsorships for Taltree.  Bell will coordinate the unprecedented 50-plus events hosted at Taltree in 2016 as well as strengthen and develop sponsorships aimed at supporting the non-profit’s mission. “We…

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Hammond Indiana is On the Move!

To an overwhelming crowd of over 300 people Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. spoke to the audience at the Dynasty Banquet Hall on Thursday, January 28th hosted by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The entire talk was about the future plans for Hammond and most of the topics are in the “entertainment” arena, including the Festival…

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6 Northwest Indiana Winter Articles

     Here’s a Compilation of our Latest Six NWI WINTER ARTICLES for you to pick and choose from – Enjoy:   WINTER WONDERLAND JANUARY 13TH, HAMMOND, INDIANA — 15th annual Winter Wonderland at Wolf Lake on January 13th, 2018. The morning session will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 12405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana…

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