A well-planned visit to the Indiana Dunes region could start at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center at 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter, just north of Interstate 94 and the Indiana Toll Road.
The preservation and protection of the dunes began with activism that remains strong in the region today.
Prairie Club of Chicago at the dunes
HOBART | Hobart Middle School sixth-graders from Tom Swafford and Katie Rinas' classes recently learned about prescribed fires during a hands-on field trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center.
The proposal to link the Pullman State Historic Site with the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area could promote tourism in the region. It's an idea worth pursuing.
CHESTERTON | Cub Scout Pack 773 took advantage of a beautiful fall day on Oct. 12 to hike Trail 7 and 4 at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
The buzzword today in Northwest Indiana is "regionalism." When you think of regionalism, what does that mean to you?
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.
Quit whining, Speros. We are tougher than that in Northwest Indiana.
Swimsuit-clad Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders posed on a pristine Lake Michigan beach for their calendar this year, and local tourism officials are fuming they drove right past Indiana's 15 miles of shoreline.
Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Chicago's Downton Abbey, Nickerson family living history at the Driehaus museum and spectacular live music by the Neverly Brothers at Taltree Arboretum, Sanctified Grumblers at County Line Orchard and The Crane Wives at the Livery in St. Joe.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, S…
MERRILLVILLE | A presentation about the Indiana Dunes is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society museum, 13 W. 73rd Ave.
Ken Schoon made a career of teaching science, but found one area lacked the materials needed to bring it home to students.
The recent approval by Porter County officials of a feasibility study to analyze possible renovations to the county's Expo Center and fairgrounds signals an important opportunity that tourism officials from the entire region should grasp.
CHESTERTON | Dunes Learning Center and the National Park Service will offer a one-day workshop titled "Geology Road Trip" with Ken Schoon, local educator, geologist and author on Feb. 16. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a review of Calumet Area geology, including the formation of Lake Mich…
Galley-style kitchens have always suited me. The one we have in our Indiana Dunes house is efficient, practical, easy to keep clean, and fun, if a little on the cozy side, to share with my four granddaughters, Miranda, Eileen, Allison and Emily, currently ages 9 through 12. When these girls …
In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.
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