Canoemobile at Marquette Park Lagoons

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Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Kim Swift, 219-395-1812

During the last week, over 500 students from throughout northwest Indiana have experienced the thrill of canoeing their local waterways in a special program hosted by the National Park Service, Dunes Learning Center and Wilderness Inquiry. On Sunday, September 28 from 1-6 p.m., families and local residents have the opportunity to enjoy that same experience at Marquette Park in Gary.
Enjoy a ride in a 24-foot, hand-made voyageur style canoe while viewing the beautiful Marquette Park lagoons from a different vantage point. No previous canoe experience is necessary. The trained staff of Wilderness Inquiry provides the gear and life jackets. In addition, the program is free and open to everyone.
This public program is part of a unique public-private partnership between Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit, environmental education agency based out of Minneapolis, MN, the National Park Service at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Dunes Learning Center here in Porter, Indiana. The Gary Parks and Recreation Department has also come on board this year to support the Canoemobile in the Marquette Park Lagoons. The Canoemobile has been bringing their hands-on education activities to this region for several years, and this is the first year they have expanded to include Gary and Hammond waterways in their program.
For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact:
Kim Swift at 219-395-1812 or by email at
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park System. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at

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