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Contact: Julie Larsen, 219-395-1821
Join fellow dog owners Saturday, March 21 on a hike through the oak savanna habitat at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods. This program meets at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at 10:00 a.m. and runs until noon.
The trails have lots of smells for your dog, but be sure your dog is leashed and don’t forget to bring a bag to pick up after your dog! Some donated dog treats will be on hand to reward your pet’s good behavior with others.
While your dog is sniffing, you might be treated to a few early plants popping up along the one mile trail. If you’d like, you are welcome to continue the trail for another couple of miles over to Marquette Lagoon.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1821 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 407 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.