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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Green Gary Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    The family friendly celebration takes place at the Douglas Center and at Marquette Park with hikes, wildlife shows, gardening talks, and many other activities.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Orienteering!

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Come learn how to navigate with a map and compass! Leave your GPS at home, because this program is going to teach you how to use the terrain around you to get you where you want to go.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Mount Baldy Ranger-led Hike

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
    • Fees: Free. Advance Registration Required.
    Sunday, April 30, 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

    Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2017

    • Location: Starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Yes. Advance Registration Required
    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    The four-day birding festival offers over 50 bird walks, hikes, talks, and programs.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Gardening at Chellberg Farm

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Spend the morning helping the Chellberg Farm garden get off to a great start. Gardening is a great way to spend a morning outdoors at your local national park.

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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, May 6, 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

    Nature Tots

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free. Pre-registration Required.
    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    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

    Logs to Lustrons Tour 2017

    • Location: Starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Yes. Advance Registration Required
    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Ranger-led presentation and tour celebrating 150 years of architecture in the dunes.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Heron Rookery East Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Join a ranger at the Heron Rookery for a hike to see what woodland flowers are blooming. The Heron Rookery trail is perhaps the best location in the region to see spring wildflowers.

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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, May 19, 2017

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

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: West Beach
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

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

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Stargazing

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Kemil Beach Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in 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, May 21, 2017

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

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    Mount Baldy Sunset Hike

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Begins at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free. Pre-registration Required.
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Enjoy incredible sunset views from atop Mt. Baldy with this special ranger-led tour.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Backpacking for Fitness

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Come learn the basics of backpacking for fitness; a low impact fitness activity that you can do at any stage in your life.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Campground Program

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Dunewood Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Join a ranger in the amphitheater for a campfire presentation showcasing the national lakeshore and its recreational opportunities.

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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, May 27, 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 Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open Houses

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 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

    Miller Woods Hike

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

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1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882

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