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Indiana Dunes National Park

A 15,000-acre national park along Lake Michigan's southern shore, featuring sandy beaches, dunes, wetlands, and diverse ecosystems.

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Just across the water from the hustle and buzz of Chicago, the Indiana Dunes National Park is a haven of shimmering beaches and thistle-topped sand hills. That terrain extends for over 10 miles from the edge of Michigan City to Burns Harbor, offering a taste of the wild in the midst of the built-up Midwest. Indiana Dunes are a doozy for families looking for an escape from the Windy City in the hot summer months. There are top campsites between the pine woods and oodles of wholesome fun to be had on the shoreline.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

Break out of the Windy City and hit the beaches of Indiana Dunes National Park with the little ones. You can laze on the 15 miles of sand, cycle the Calumet Trail, and even swim in cool Lake Michigan.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

Indiana Dunes National Park straddles the sandy southern coast of Lake Michigan. Featuring rugged dunes, picturesque rivers, wetlands, unique wildlife, and more, Indiana Dunes is a true hidden gem steeped in adventure.

seeker 3 years ago

Hiking, swimming, biking

lwithrow 3 years ago

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