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Four Northwest Indiana Breweries You Need To Visit

The craft beer industry has been booming the past decade-plus and its showing no signs of slowing down. Indiana is definitely one of the best states to spend time if you are an aficionado of craft beers. With over 150 craft breweries across the state, there’s a lot of ground to cover to try them…

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Where Can You Rent a Kayak or Canoe in Indiana?

One of the best ways to explore nature is to hit the water in a kayak or canoe. Indiana is home to beautiful scenery that can be experienced on the state's creeks, rivers, lakes and streams. A day on the water can be a great adventure for family and friends, making memories that last forever…

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Top 5 Outdoor Winter Spots Along the South Shore

Don't let the cold keep you cooped up inside this winter! These five spots Along the South Shore of Lake Michigan are the perfect cure for your winter blues. Shelf Ice The Indiana Dunes are marvelous year-round. Shelf ice is a natural occurrence that mimics landscapes of arctic regions. It attaches…

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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 and wooded. Whichever route you decide to explore, check…

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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 for a challenge? Check out our list of the top 12…

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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 we were ready for a little hiking, some camping and kayaking … with our two dogs. After a…

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No, you're not too late to enjoy autumn

Indiana Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan. 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. The fall colors are bursting. But the good news is that the colors should last…

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