• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Schedule Of Events

Our Ranger Guided Activities schedule now has a new look that started September 2006. Paper copies will be available at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center.
 

Are you a teacher, group leader, or a tour leader looking for a program for your group? Check out our Plan Your Visit For Teachers page for a list of programs and how to schedule one.

 

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Events Upcoming for September

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  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Rangers Choice Hike

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike. More

  • Chellberg Farm Open House

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Tour the Chellberg Farm House. More

  • Campground Program

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the diversity of park resources and how fire plays an important part in keeping the park healthy. More

  • Bailly Homestead and Cemetery Hike

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Join a ranger for a hike to the historic homestead and cemetery. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Sunset Hike

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Take a stroll with a ranger and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan at Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. More

  • Bailly Cemetery Hike

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Besides Duneland pioneer Joseph Bailly, who lies at rest in the historic Bailly Cemetery in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore? More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Century of Progress Home Tour Ticket Sale Date

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Today is the date that the tickets go on Sale for the Century of Progress Homes Tour. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Rangers Choice Hike

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike. More

  • Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Meet the park's fire crew and learn about there jobs and equipment. More

  • Campground Program

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the diversity of park resources and how fire plays an important part in keeping the park healthy. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Horsing Around

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Bring your horse and meet a ranger between 10:00 a.m. – Noon on September 13, for an open house at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s only trail for horseback riding – Glenwood Dunes. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Pinhook Bog Open House

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Take an hour long self-guided hike into Indiana's only quaking bog. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Music Heritage Series

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the celebration of old time music. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Rangers Choice Hike

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike. More

  • Campground Program

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the diversity of park resources and how fire plays an important part in keeping the park healthy. More

  • Our Duneland Heritage: Apple Program at National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Celebrate this season of apples through traditional craft and farming demonstrations at the historic Chellberg Farm. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Upland Trail at Pinhook Hike at National Lakeshore

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    While many people are familiar with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Pinhook Bog, very few have hiked the upland trail at Pinhook that features the massive trees of a mature Beech/Maple forest. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Rangers Choice Hike

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike. More

  • Pinhook Bog Open House

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Take an hour long self-guided hike into Indiana's only quaking bog. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, hands-on volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Fall Colors Hike

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Join a ranger for a fall colors hike on the Dune Ridge Trail. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

 

Did You Know?

water color painting of a wetland

Poet Carl Sandburg and Artist Frank Dudley were inspired by the dunes. Today, through the park's Artist-in-Residence program, artists come to the dunes to create and share their work.