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BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MITCH BARLOGA: Thank parents of NWI's regional trails

MITCH BARLOGA: Thank parents of NWI's regional trails

Today in Northwest Indiana, we proudly boast more than 130 miles of off-road, multi-use trail in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

If you regularly read this column, or are just a hiking or bicycle enthusiast, you know about the robust development of off-road trails in Northwest Indiana.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The town of Porter, often referred to as "the missing link" of the regional trail system, is positioned to open three connector paths that will link Porter County towns and cities to neighboring counties and neighboring states. These newly minted trails will make Porter more accessible to su…

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The Calumet Trail runs parallel to the South Shore Railroad tracks. This section in Porter will be more easily accessed when the Dunes Kankakee Trail is completed.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: A tri-state vision for Marquette Greenway

MITCH BARLOGA: A tri-state vision for Marquette Greenway

With National Trail Day being last Saturday (and with the immaculate weather I certainly hope you enjoyed a trail or two), I would like to focus on a major regional initiative.

June 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Nature abounds at doorstep to the dunes

Nature abounds at doorstep to the dunes

PINE TOWNSHIP | Situated at the doorstep to Mount Baldy, natural beauty abounds in rural Pine Township.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Break-ins continue at Calumet Trail lot

Break-ins continue at Calumet Trail lot

PINE TOWNSHIP | A Michigan City woman's pickup truck on Tuesday became the latest broken into at the Calumet Trail recreation site.

August 31, 2011 11:12 am
Vandals force relocation of covered bridge

Vandals force relocation of covered bridge

THE PINES | When the Porter County Board of Commissioners installed an old-fashion style covered bridge along the Calumet Trail 10 years, they envisioned it as place of respite for those walking, running or biking the trail just north of the South Shore railroad tracks.

June 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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MITCH BARLOGA: Our region's trails are yours to discover

MITCH BARLOGA: Our region's trails are yours to discover

By the early 1900s, Chicago was well established as the premier railroad hub for the Midwest. These railroads helped build a majority of our Northwest Indiana municipalities. However, by the 1980s, about half of these railroads were abandoned due to an increased reliance on truck traffic. Se…

June 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Region's outdoors mean good times and good health

Region's outdoors mean good times and good health

Taking advantage of Northwest Indiana's recreational opportunities may be just what the doctor ordered.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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