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Nordic summer: Chellberg Farm celebrates season with Scandinavian festival

Nordic summer: Chellberg Farm celebrates season with Scandinavian festival

Porter | It looked like family’s summertime reunion under the towering trees at the Chellberg Farm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Saturday afternoon.

June 21, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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National, state parks showcase history, nature

National, state parks showcase history, nature

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm in Porter takes visitors back to an earlier time in Northwest Indiana.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Not quite maple sugar time; sap still hibernating with groundhogs

Not quite maple sugar time; sap still hibernating with groundhogs

CHESTERTON | A steady stream of visitors braved frigid weather for the annual Maple Sugar Time at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm, but the sap used to make the sweet treat is still a no-show.

March 01, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Hoku McCracken, 13, of Chesterton, and her brother Matthew, 9 visit the Sugar Shack at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore historic Chellberg Farm. They observed how water is boiled out of sugar maple tree sap to produce maple syrup, as park volunteer Don Fram, of Chesterton, explained Satu…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Sap won't spring for park's Sugar Maple Time

Sap won't spring for park's Sugar Maple Time

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore volunteers Zella Olson, of Porter, left, and Kathy Wilder, of Chesterton, work in the Chellberg house Saturday at the historic Chellberg Farm during the park's their annual Maple Sugar Time program. Wilder is making maple crackle top cookies using maple syrup…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Sap won't spring for park's Maple Sugar Time

Matthew McCracken, 9, of Chesterton, and his sister Daisy, 9, use hand drills to practice drilling holes in tree stumps for taps ito harvest maple syrup Saturday. They participated in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's annual Maple Sugar Time program at the historic Chellberg Farm in Che…

March 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Summer 'new life' celebrated Swedish style at Chellberg Farm

Summer 'new life' celebrated Swedish style at Chellberg Farm

PORTER | Marilyn Arvidson, a volunteer with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, welcomed the crowd Saturday to the Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration at Chellberg Farm as she told of her heritage and encouraged all to share in the tradition.

June 22, 2013 8:10 pm Photos

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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
Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Venturing into an outdoor weekend getaway or summer excursion can be one of the most memorable experiences. Whether you're brainstorming your options or already planning your itinerary, doing a little research beforehand can help make your trip more unique, enjoyable and safe.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Free Irish Chocolate Tasting & Irish Music on Friday

Free Irish Chocolate Tasting & Irish Music on Friday

Keenan Baxter will appear Friday, March 16, from 4-7pm, for an Irish Celebration at 54 Lincolnway, in downtown Valparaiso.

March 15, 2012 9:00 am
Maple Syrup Time Near Lake Michigan

Maple Syrup Time Near Lake Michigan

Maple Sugar Time, March 10 and 11 at Chellberg Farm, Highway 20 and Mineral Springs Rd. in Porter.

March 08, 2012 9:00 am
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time draws new generation

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time draws new generation

PORTER | Eileen Siordia decided it was time for the next generation to learn how maple sugar is made.

March 03, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Maple Syrup Time Near Lake Michigan

Maple Syrup Time Near Lake Michigan

Maple Sugar Time, March 3 and 4 and March 10 and 11 at Chellberg Farm, Highway 20 and Mineral Springs Rd. in Porter.

March 01, 2012 9:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

PORTER | Several Cub Scouts in Pack 773 from Annunciata Parish on Chicago's East Side spent a day of learning while having fun during Duneland Heritage Days at the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm on a recent Sunday in September.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Liam Bermejo, Wolf Scout, conquers his fears and lets a tarantula sit on his hand while vising the Chellberg Farm in Porter. The tarantula, Hannah, lives at the Field Museum.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

In the front are, from left, Cub Scouts Austin Crocker, Liam Bermejo, Miguel Trejo and Gio Trejo and, in the back row, Antonio Aguilera with Native American Nibbs and Mischell Trejo and Elise Aguilera.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Antonio Aguilera learns how to wash clothes the "old-fashioned way" while Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker wait for their turn at the task.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Scouts and their sisters take a log break after working together to climb the hill. Pictured are Elise and Antonio Aguilera, Liam Bermejo, Miguel, Mishelle, Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am

Heritage days brings a 'country feel'

PORTER | Bright sunshine and mild breezes welcome visitors Saturday to Duneland Heritage Days at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 18, 2011 12:00 am

County deemed a great place for ghost hunters

Porter County is a rich source of ethereal encounters for the Indiana Ghost Trackers, according to the members of the group.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am
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