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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 >

Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it’s harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage¬†for candy. Ask 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 >

Indiana Dunes and Outdoor Beauty

Indiana Dunes (located in Northwest Indiana) – is full of outdoor beauty. I’ll get to their most visited attraction later, but let me tell you about Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. For starters the railway garden features seven model trains running Read more >

The 3 Dunes Challenge @IndianaDunes

My heart rate just returned to normal. So, thatís nice. I had the pleasure of traveling up to the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton on June 12 for the kickoff of the 3 Dune Challenge, the premier new outdoor Read more >

South Shore Civil War Trail

In the travel and tourism world, it seems as though there’s a “trail” for everything these days, from food to wine to art. What I love about the trail concept is that it helps someone who has never been to 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 >