3/19/17 - Backpacking for Fitness

Backpacking for Fitness Indiana Dunes Join park ranger Kip Walton and volunteer TJ Caraccii to learn about backpacking for fitness and go for a hike at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The event is from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to get stronger, burn calories, have a healthier heart, and improve your posture all while exploring the beautiful trails of the national lakeshore. Come learn the basics of backpacking for fitness; a low impact fitness activity that you can do at any stage in your life. Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a short presentation before heading to the Chellberg Farm for a hike. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a comfortable backpack weighing 10-20 lbs. including water.

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 check out the park’s website at