Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
10 locals recommend
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This is a quick, 11 mile drive straight up to the north terminus of IN 49. Right at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, this is my favorite place to go for the beach and for the trails! There are miles of wide, sandy beach flanked by beautiful sand dunes, some of which guests are allowed to climb. …
Beautiful place to relax or take a hike. There is a entrance fee per car. No pets or alcohol . They have bathrooms, showers, and a concession stand. There is a nature preserve building with hands on activities for children. Trails are marked.
Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire…
About 40 minutes but worth it. If you haven't seen giant Lakes, Michigan will do it!
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“If you want a great day trip option in the area to spend time outdoors, I recommend this place, as it has beautiful scenery and perfect for picnics. Note: The national lakeshore part of Indiana Dunes is free--the state park portion is not. Also note: it is in Eastern time zone and traffic coming back from here is often slow.”
- 12 locals recommend