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Autumn is awesome in Indiana Dunes Country

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Indiana Dunes. 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 the trees bursting…

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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 blanket of snow covers the miles of trails in the Indiana…

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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 Mistetoe Market in Chesterton (the holiday version of the wildly popular summer European…

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Indiana Dunes one of top birding spots in Midwest

The Harrier Hawk is one of the nearly 400 species of birds that can be found in the Indiana Dunes area. Photo by paulkemielphotographics.com 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…

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There is even more to discover “Beyond the Beach”

I saw insect eating plants while touring Pinhook. Taltree Arboretum's Railway Garden is amazing, and the arboretum is a relaxing place to spend the day. By Alex Gumm, Indiana Dunes Tourism After blogging recently about some of the great places to visit on the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail in…

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There is a lot to discover “Beyond the Beach”

Brincka Cross Gardens is a great place to visit along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail. Brincka Cross Gardens is a peaceful place to visit. By Alex Gumm, Indiana Dunes Tourism When I started my internship with Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, I was…

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