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Winterfest at Indiana Dunes

     Celebrate the season when you don’t have to worry about mosquitoes! Join park staff and partners for a variety of hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Fun will be had by all–with or without snow. We will be hosting a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, and throughout the park on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 10am – 3pm!

     For more information on other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

     The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94, in Porter, Indiana.

     The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary.

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     The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.



Sue Baxter