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12 Northwest Indiana Water Trails You Must Kayak or Canoe

Grab your gear and get ready to explore the canals, rivers, streams and lakes in the South Shore. The South Shore has hundreds of miles of water trails and each route offers different opportunities from challenging and scenic to historic Read more >

Learn to Kayak & Paddleboard at These 5 Amazing Spots

Shallow streams, a great lake, a nationally recognized waterway, small lakes and ponds can all be found in the South Shore. We’ve put together a list of water trails for beginners complete with rental locations. Have your own equipment? Looking Read more >

Just Dunes It: A Weekend on Lake Michigan

My wife (Chelsi) and I spent my 30th birthday in Italy on our honeymoon. So when her 30th came around, we had to do something to match the awesomeness of mine. So, a trip to the Indiana Dunes was planned and Read more >

No, you’re not too late to enjoy autumn

It seems the fall colors are a little delayed this year in Indiana Dunes Country, with the brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow just now starting their breakout. But the good news is that the colors should last through Read more >

Make beach yoga part of fitness weekend in Indiana Dunes Country

The best thing about my recent decision to try yoga on the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park – in addition to getting a great workout – was that I was rewarded with amazing views of the sand dunes and Read more >

Get to the beach before summer ends; and check out sand sculpture contest

If you’ve been wanting to enjoy a beach getaway before the summer is over, now is the perfect time to head to the Indiana Dunes and its 15 miles of sandy beaches along Lake Michigan. One of the best times Read more >

Autumn is awesome in Indiana Dunes Country

After a summer of splashing in Lake Michigan and hiking the many different trails at the Indiana Dunes, I’m ready for what’s next. That’s because what’s next is just as good! Indiana Dunes Country is beautiful in the fall, with Read more >

Winter fun abounds in Indiana Dunes Country

All right, I’ll admit that autumn is my favorite time in Indiana Dunes Country. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a bright, 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is winter, when a Read more >

Get in the holiday spirit in Indiana Dunes Country

It seems like the holidays roll around before I know it, leaving me little time to pick out just the right gifts or find unique food to serve at holiday gatherings. Fortunately, in one day I can visit the huge Read more >

Getting some beach time, Bass Pro shopping in Portage, Indiana

I recently spent the day in Portage (where I grew up) and marveled at how much more there is to do these days. One of our main sources of fun was always heading to the beach for a hike or Read more >