Things to do in Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes- What are those??
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is on the southern shore of Lake Michigan in Indiana. It has a string of sandy beaches, and trails through dunes, marshland, and jack pine forests. The Dune Succession Trail at West Beach has views of the Chicago skyline and the lake’s bird-rich wetland.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers year-round outdoors from swimming and sunbathing in the summer to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, each season offers visitors the chance to experience this unique park
Sunbath & Beach
When you live in mid-west you don’t have the luxury of an ocean, but luckily the lake Michigan is no less than an ocean.
Fifteen miles of sandy beach along the southern shore of Lake Michigan offers perfect place to chill at the beach, have a picnic with family or just lay down and enjoy the sun.
The biggest challenge of swimming near the beach is that the water is salty, good to you Lake Michigan is not a salt water lake. So you can swim all day without the fear of salt water going into your mouth or sharks..:P
If hiking is your thing?? then Indiana Dunes offer 14 distinct trail systems covering more than 50 miles of trails.
Indiana Dunes is an important feeding and resting area for migrating birds. During the fall migration, southbound birds follow the north-south shoreline and are funneled into the Indiana Dunes. The large expanse of open water and miles of shoreline also attract large numbers of wintering birds.
So if you are interested in bird watching or bird photography, Indiana Dunes should be in your list.
Who doesn’t like to pitch a tent in a beach and sleep under the stars feeling the breeze form the water??
I don’t know about you, but I love it..
And there is Dunewood Campground where you camp.
Fishing & Boating
Lake Michigan offers a wide variety of water sports including boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing & fishing.
Just be aware of kayaking near the swimmers.
Beer & Food
After having a great time at the park, hiking & swimming you would want to have a beer and fill your stomach.
Good for you, there are wide variety of restaurant and breweries where you can chill to end your fun day
Looking for more fun things to do in Midwest(Chicago), these are some ideas for you.