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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, September 21, 2018

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

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Bog Gone Wild

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: 946 North Wozniak Road, LaPorte, IN 46360
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Join rangers for hikes and activities at Pinhook Bog and the Upland Trail.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    National Public Lands Day / Drop-In Volunteering

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Park Connection volunteer office, 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, Indiana 46304
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, hands-on volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm, 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    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, September 23, 2018

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

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    Monarch Watch

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: pin Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake St, Gary, Indiana 46403
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Help search for monarchs to document their life cycle and migration as we hike in Miller Woods.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Outdoor Adventure Festival

    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Location: Region-wide but starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N State Road 49 Porter, Indiana
    • Fees: Free but registration required
    Friday, October 5, 2018

    The three-day festival celebrates the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.

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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, October 6, 2018

    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

    Nature Tots

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free. Pre-registration Required.
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Bring your pre-school children and join a ranger as we read fun nature books and learn about nature during this two-hour program.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Birding with the Indiana Audubon Society

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM,8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N State Road 49, Porter, Indiana 46304
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Join birding expert and Indiana Audubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for his monthly birding series.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Fall Colors Hike

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Join a ranger for a fall colors hike on the Chellberg Farm Trail.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Halloween Fun Campground

    • Location: Dunewood Campground, Golf Wood Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360, United States
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Join rangers and volunteers for a fun and wholesome Halloween Campground Program on Saturday, October 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dunewood Campground.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Science Saturdays

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, 1215 N State Road 49, Porter, Indiana
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Meet the scientists that are conducting research at the national lakeshore. Following a short presentation at the visitor center, go out into the field to see their work.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Stargazing Through Telescopes

    • Location: Kemil Beach Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Every 2nd Saturday of every month. from 01/13/2018 to 12/08/2018

    Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park. Call ahead to confirm time of program at 219-395-1882. See "View Details" for times.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Drop-In Volunteer Program

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Every 3rd Saturday of every month. from 06/16/2018 to 12/15/2018

    Join staff and fellow volunteers for a morning of stewardship. Projects typically focus on preserving the natural and cultural resources of the park.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Bus Tours of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free. Advance Registration Required
    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Enjoy a two hour tour of the national lakeshore from the comfort of a heated bus. Advance reservation required.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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