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Connect to the Outdoors with First Day Hike

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors. Join us at the Indiana Dunes State Park where this annual tradition will look a little different this year as YOU get to lead your own hike.

All you have to do is choose a trail and look for one of our resolution signs posted at each trailhead. Snap a selfie with the sign and post it on social media using one of these hashtags to be entered for some great prizes. #FindYourResolution #IHikedtheFirstDay #FirstDayHikeIN

Be sure to stop by the Nature Center for your First Day Hike sticker.

Our volunteers and staff will be there to help recommend a trail, sell park merchandise, and answer any other park questions that you may have. The Nature Center will be open from 10-4 p.m. CST on New Year’s Day. 219-926-1390.



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