Indiana Dunes State Park
Luke and Pete Bochniak, of Valparaiso, work on a sand sculpture from the nursery rhyme, "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," last July as they participate in the 16th annual sand sculpture contest at Indiana Dunes State Park.
PORTER | Visitors from 48 states and 33 foreign countries were assisted in 2013 at the Porter County Visitor Center
In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.
PORTER | Lake Michigan resembled the frozen tundra Saturday, as nearly 40 people, bundled in heavy boots, parkas, mittens, hats and scarves, dodged snowflakes and trudged through deep snow to see shelf ice and learn how it forms.
Whoever is done with this winter weather, please raise your hand.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday approved allowing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion.
It has been six months since little Nathan Woessner was rescued from beneath the sands of Mount Baldy, but the story isn't forgotten. Nor is it over.
Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.
More than one thousand hikers took to the trails on New Year’s Day for First Day activities at dozens of Indiana state parks and reservoir properties.
Westville | To see a rare sight this month, and maybe next, carefully scan the empty corn and soybean fields and the tops of utility poles.
Yet again another year has passed into history, so no better time to assess the progress our region has made for nonmotorized (or active) transportation — and what lies ahead in 2014.
PORTER | The mercury may have read 4 degrees, but that didn't stop some two dozen hikers from hitting the trails at the Indiana Dunes State Park on Christmas Eve morning for an annual hike.
PORTER | A pirate’s booty of opaque green, blue and milk-colored gems lay before them.
Visitors to Indiana's latest nature preserve will have to work a little harder than most sight-seers to take in the attraction.
As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.
PORTAGE | Jones Elementary School students are going to prove they give a hoot about some of their feathered friends.
Scouts hike back onto the trails after spending some time at the lake, in the sand and learning to skip rocks on Oct. 12 at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Scouts ready for a hot dog and s'mores after their three-mile hike, which for many was their first time hiking. In front from left are Benjamin Gaeta, Nicolas Gomez, Diego Hernandez and David Daniel Garza. In back are Jacob Kusar, Evan Uribe, Noah Munoz, Miguel Trejo and Kalib Uribe.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is once again open to the public.
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