events

Events

Events

1/20/18 - Birding with the Indiana Audubon Society

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore birding with Audubon SocietyJoin birding expert and Indiana Audubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner from 8am to 10am for his monthly birding series. Meet at the Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Actual types of birds sighted can vary and are based on recent sightings of the previous week to determine what locations to visit.

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 Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu.

1/21/18 - Bus Tours of the National Lakeshore

West-Beach-Dunes-Sucession-Trail-winterJoin a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Sunday, January 21, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a two-hour tour of the national park in one of our heated, 15-passenger buses. This is a great way to see the park’s amazing winter landscapes without getting cold.

The tours meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, which is located at 1215 North State Road 49 in Porter, Indiana. After a brief introduction, participants will board a bus for a two-hour tour, during which the ranger will share interesting facts about the national park and the surrounding area.

The tours are free, but reservations are required. Bus tours of the park will also be offered on February 4th and March 25th. These tours fill up quickly. Call 219-395-1882 to make reservations and to find out more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

1/21/18 - Winter Mount Baldy Hike

Mount Baldy Guided Hike Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Sunday, January 21, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, for a hike to the top of famous Mount Baldy. This ranger-led tour will allow visitors to experience the beauty and spectacular views from the top of the tallest dune in the national lakeshore. No reservation is required. We will hold the hike regardless of weather conditions and are hoping for a snowy winter wonderland.

This program is part of the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventures Series, which features exciting programs throughout the year, culminating in the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival on October 5-7, 2018.

Please meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot, located just off of U.S. Highway 12, just west of Michigan City, Indiana. No reservations are required. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu.

1/28/18 - Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing Enjoy a snowshoe hike from 1pm to 3pm on a trail outside the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Snowshoes are provided for free.

Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty wearing snowshoes. Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes. Then, get a chance to try out some snowshoes on a ranger-led hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. A limited number of snowshoes are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. If there is not enough snow for snowshoeing, we will offer a traditional hike instead.

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 Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.

2/3/18 - Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing Enjoy a snowshoe hike from 1pm to 3pm on a trail outside the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Snowshoes are provided for free.

Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty wearing snowshoes. Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes. Then, get a chance to try out some snowshoes on a ranger-led hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. A limited number of snowshoes are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. If there is not enough snow for snowshoeing, we will offer a traditional hike instead.

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 Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.