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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
04/17/2021
8:00 am
Cowles Bog Bird walk
Cowles Bog, Dunes Acres IN
04/17/2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gabis Arboretum Guided Hike
Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Valparaiso Indiana
04/30/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gabis Arboretum Sunset Hike
Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Valparaiso Indiana
05/01/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aukiki River Walk
Baums Bridge, Kouts IN
05/01/2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Season Friendship Gardens
Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan city IN
05/14/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
05/21/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
05/25/2021
7:00 pm
Mother - Son Night at Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Southshore Stadium, Gary IN
05/28/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
05/28/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
06/04/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
06/04/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
06/11/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
06/11/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
06/12/2021
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chalk the Walk Porter County
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
06/18/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
06/18/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
06/19/2021
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Izaak Walton FoodTruck Festival - Griffith
Griffith Izaak Walton, Griffith Indiana
06/25/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
06/25/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
06/25/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/02/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
07/02/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/09/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
07/09/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/15/2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Toby Keith at LaPorte County Fair
LaPorte County Fairgrounds, LaPorte IN
07/16/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
07/16/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/23/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
07/23/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/24/2021
7:00 pm
Jeff Dunham Comedy Horseshoe Casino
Horseshoe Casino, Hammond IN
07/30/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
07/30/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
07/30/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/06/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
08/13/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
08/20/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
08/27/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
08/27/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
09/03/2021 - 09/06/2021
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
09/24/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

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Biographical Info

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

During the summer, swimming hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.

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