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Spend the weekend outdoors at the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, which takes place Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 2019. Packed with a multitude of outdoor adventures, the festival brings together over 70 events in one weekend. With financial support from Friends of Indiana Dunes and generous help from more than 20 partners, the Indiana Dunes National Park will host the three-day festival.
Centered at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in Porter, Indiana, the festival showcases the region’s outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, biking, geo-caching, photography, birding, yoga, and so many others. The festival has events for everyone including families, beginners, experts, and those with limited mobility.
The festival takes place across the region with activities in Porter, La Porte, and Lake Counties. Highlights of the weekend include paddling trips on the Little Calumet River, Lake Michigan, and Lake George, dozens of hikes across the region led by experts, and access to natural areas not normally open to the public.
Registration for the festival is required using the website https://www.dunesoutdoorfestival.com. Many events have limited spaces and will fill up quickly, so registration before the festival weekend is highly recommended. There is a $10 festival fee per adult (age 18 and over) and is good for all three days. Children 17 and under are free.
The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS.
The Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 419 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. Up to 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.
Last updated: August 30, 2019