Back in May, two unfortunate incidents took place on two of our regional trails. On May 6, a woman was sexually assaulted on the Hobart-Gary border while riding the Oak Savannah Trail. Two days later, a young man suffered minor injuries in a knife attack in Portage on the Prairie Duneland Tr…
Evan Young, of Munster, walks his dog Rampage, left, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wednesday's opening of the Monon Trail pedestrian and bike bridge over the Little Calumet River, linking Hammond and Munster.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. speaks Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Monon Trail pedestrian and bike bridge over the Little Calumet River.
Rich Ortegon, of Hammond, approaches on his bike as Mary Piriczky, of Munster, explores the new Monon Trail pedestrian and and bicycle bridge with her children Claire, 6, and Charles, 3, and dog Brutus.
A bicyclist rides across the Erie Lackawanna Trail bridge just after the official opening Monday in Hammond. The span is over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection. Officials also opened the trail bridge connecting the Monon Trail over 165th Street. Both bridges allow cycl…
Kathy Kazmierczak, of Hammond, center, and others cross the Erie Lackawanna Trail span over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection in Hammond just after its official opening Monday.
A new 3.7 million-square-foot all-natural health club started construction recently and promises free access to the 1.5 million people who live within 15 minutes of it.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of attacking and robbing a woman while she was riding her bicycle earlier this month on a trail between 51st and 52nd avenues, according to court records.
The Riverdale portion of a proposed hiking trail along the Cal-Sag Channel, along with construction of new bicycle paths in Calumet City and University Park, are among the state's $52.7 million in local transportation improvement project this year.
LAPORTE | There's a vision in LaPorte of trails for bicyclists and walkers who would then get off the path and patronize the downtown businesses.
HOBART | The Hobart Park Board on Monday set the wheels in motion to start the final phase of the Oak Savannah bike trail.
LAPORTE | A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday on a proposed trail in LaPorte.
Resting in the shadow of Chicago, with its many recreational amenities, it's easy for people in the region to assume we don't have much to do here in Northwest Indiana.
Today you will most likely take part in some activity celebrating our nation and freedom in general. If you live in Northwest Indiana, chances are you will access these activities by automobile, even if they might be in walking or biking distance from your house. It is very unlikely you will…
Ogden Dunes is a tight-knit beach community nestled in the Dunes.
Portraying Civil War Capt. Charles Bell, Dave Crane of Cedar Lake speaks during a dedication ceremony for new Civil War veteran headstones and the launch of the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail Saturday, May 26, 2012.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday got a glimpse at what the land south of the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore could look like some day.
PORTAGE | Construction of the Northside Trail has wrapped up for the season, less than two months after it officially began.
Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.
Walking is my health hobby. For years, I set a goal of walking on every street in Munster. Keep in mind that I did (and do) drive to a starting point and then begin the morning's walk. Each year, with the Munster street goal accomplished (in total miles about equal to walking to Iowa), I wou…
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