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Indiana Dunes one of top birding spots in Midwest

  For an avid birder like Brad Bumgardner, the best thing about working at Indiana Dunes State Park is that his binoculars never have to collect dust — even if it’s not the busy spring and fall bird migration times. Read more >

There is a lot to discover “Beyond the Beach”

  By Alex Gumm, Indiana Dunes Tourism When I started my internship with Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, I was shocked by how little I actually knew about the place I’ve called home my entire Read more >

July is a perfect month for Indiana Dunes, Seven Peaks Waterpark

When the temperatures climb, there’s nothing better than splashing around in Lake Michigan and then heading over to a water park for some thrilling water rides. Indiana Dunes Country, which is only about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Indianapolis, feels Read more >

#35. Mount Baldy at the Dunes (#50Things)

A lifelong Hoosier, Emily Metallic is an Indiana University student who was somewhat disillusioned with her home state. After reading the 50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do article in the August 2010 issue of Indianapolis Monthly, Emily made it her Read more >

The Art and Earth Trail in Northern Indiana

There’s a lot to do in Northern Indiana. So much that you could take about 7 weekends to get visit that region, and still not see everything there is to see. The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission has plotted out Read more >

Ways to Enjoy Indiana State Parks

One of the best investments my family has made is a $36 drop in the bucket for an annual state park pass. While we fortunate to have several gorgeous state parks within an hour drive of our house, I’m willing Read more >

4 Summer Vacation Ideas

As the school year is winding down, I know many families are making plans for summer vacation. Since gas is hitting $4 a gallon, spending a week or two closer to home is a great option this year. I’m a water person, Read more >

Winter fun at Indiana State Parks

The wide variety of offerings found at state parks throughout Indiana are some of our family’s favorite outings in the spring, summer and fall. But there’s still plenty to do at these beautiful places, even in winter. Go for a thrilling Read more >

Riding the rails in Northern Indiana

Don’t let the fear of lake effect snow and icy highways deter you from visiting the northern part of Indiana this winter. Avoid potentially dangerous road conditions and hop aboard the South Shore Line instead. The train runs all day Read more >

Experience the beauty of Lake Michigan here in Indiana!

At Indiana Dunes State Park you can experience the pure white sandy beaches, crystal blue water and miles of trails through the dunes of Lake Michigan right here in Indiana.  A great way to spend a weekend with your family, Read more >