The following programs are offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this month. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the information desk at (219) 395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.
Douglas Center open house
GARY | Douglas Center Open House is from 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore the center and check out the interactive exhibits, park video and even the live animal room. If you want to enjoy the last of the fall colors, take a hike on the Miller Woods Trail just outside the center.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located at 100 N. Lake St. in the western portion of the national lakeshore, one mile north of U.S. 12.
PORTER | Kids activities are offered from 1 to 3 p.m. every Sunday in the visitor center activity room. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 N. Ind. 49, just south of the intersection of Ind. 49 and U.S. 20.
MICHIGAN CITY | Join a ranger from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 to help remove invasive species that are overgrowing portions of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mount Baldy. Oriental bittersweet, bush honeysuckle and tree of heaven are on the list to be removed.
Meet near the restroom building in the Mount Baldy parking lot. Equipment and protective gear will be provided, but please come dressed for the weather. The Mount Baldy parking lot is located just north of U.S. 12 in the eastern portion of the national lakeshore.
Music Heritage series
PORTER | Save the Tunes Council will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.
The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in the traditional way, using a variety of musical instruments including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, hurdy-gurdy and other obscure instruments.
Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center located at 1215 N. Ind. 49, just south of the intersection of Ind. 49 and U.S. 20.