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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Marquette Lagoon Sunset Paddle*

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: 1 North Grand Boulevard, Gary, Indiana 46401
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Join a park ranger for an easy sunset adventure. Meet at the stairs just north of the Marquette Pavilion. *Visitors must bring their own kayak, life jacket, and paddle.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Beach Fun Friday at West Beach

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: 376 North County Line Road, Gary, IN 46403
    • Fees: $6 Parking Fee
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/21/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Make it a beach day! Join staff for activities such as kayaking, SUP's, a sunset hike, and a beach campfire. There is a $6 parking fee per car.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Music Heritage Series

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the celebration of traditional folk music.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Beginning Birding

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Great Marsh Trail Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/22/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Join a ranger for a beginning birding hike at the Great Marsh Trail in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Campground Program

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Dunewood Campground
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about park resources you can discover on the Dunes Scavenger Hunt.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Coffee With A Ranger

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: 100 North Lake Street Gary, IN 46403
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Begin your day at the dunes by enjoying a cup of free coffee or tea with a ranger outside on the deck.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Flint Knapping Program

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake St, Gary, Indiana 46403
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Watch the technique of making various types of points by a park ranger and learn about what shapes were made for various purposes.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Fort Building Contest

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Form a small team and test your fort building skills.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: 645 Broadway Avenue, Beverly Shores, IN 46301
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Pinhook Bog Open House

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Pinhook Bog
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/22/2017 to 09/09/2017

    Take an hour long self-guided hike into this truly amazing bog with carnivorous pants and orchids.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Bailly Cemetery Hike

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-9721
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/23/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Join a ranger-led hike to the historic Bailly Cemetery while learning about the history of the Bailly family. You can also learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s as well.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open Houses

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/23/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Tour the homesteads and farmhouses to learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm, 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Join a ranger and help us feed the farm animals.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Miller Woods Hike

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Take an afternoon ranger-led stroll through spectacular Miller Woods.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Mount Baldy Ranger-led Hike

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
    • Fees: Free. Advance Registration Required.
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/23/2017 to 09/10/2017

    While Mount Baldy remains closed to general public access, you can join a ranger for a special guided hike to the top of the dune. Advance reservation required.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    West Beach Symphony Concert

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: West Beach Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 4, 2017

    Celebrate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with a free concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Kayak Fishing with a Ranger

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Call 219-395-1882 for Location
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Paddle with a ranger and join in the pursuit for the elusive Skamania Steelhead. Bring your own equipment, lifejacket, and obey fishing laws.

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Last updated: July 18, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882

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