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History Hikes and Chellberg Farm Animal Feeding Programs offered at National Park

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Date: June 1, 2022

Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Park for a hike exploring the Bailly Homestead and Cemetery along with the nearby Chellberg Farm every Sunday in June from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Explore the grounds of both historic homes and learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s. After the hike, you are welcome to help the ranger feed the Chellberg Farm animals from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Meet at the Chellberg Farm parking lot.   

The Chellberg Farm parking lot is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana. For more information on this and other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park you can call 219-395-1882. Please visit our website at, download the official National Park Service app, or view our Facebook page at  

The national park’s new entrance fee went into effect as of March 31, 2022. The fee is $25 per car for a 1–7-day pass. A $45 annual pass for the Indiana Dunes National Park is also available. Holders of the following federal passes will not pay an entrance fee: Annual, Senior, Veterans/Military/Gold Star Family, 4th Grade, Access (disability), and the Volunteer Passes. For more information on other national park passes and details about the new fee, go to Please purchase passes or pay entrance fees at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or at When parking, display pass or receipt on the rearview mirror or dashboard.  

Indiana Dunes National Park is one of more than 400 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Over 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.  

Last updated: June 1, 2022

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1100 North Mineral Springs Road
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