Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches and more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Create your own latest and greatest tales from the dunes, such as the 3 Dune Challenge and lots of THINGS TO DO at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Creating adventures since 1925 with over 2,000 acres of stunning terrain to explore and discover this Indiana landscape is comprised of wetlands and ancient forests to beaches and sand dunes that have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan.
This 9,000 years of indigenous culture, created from the Glacier melt down, is now a home away from home for centuries of European immigrants. The area identifies with the pioneering spirit of early fur traders and which grew into industrial revolution.
What you’ll find here on the south shore of Lake Michigan is beyond anything you could imagine. The stunning scenery, tight-knit communities, and thousands of acres of adventure-filled wilderness. You may not know this version of the Indiana Dunes, but you will discover your own version.
Between shoreline strolls, and abundance of hiking trails, and games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined across this diverse terrain, local entertainment venues, historic buildings, unique experiences, and a long list of local festivals.
The State park can be reached by calling 219-926-1952, by email or visited on Facebook and their website. Entrance fees apply, but visiting the Visitor Center is free and recommended. Things To do, or Festivals, (click here)
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