Indiana Dunes National Park News
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Project 1966: Hike Every Trail in the National Park
June 2, 2023 | 11:01 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger and hike all of the trails in Indiana Dunes National Park. The challenge will take place over the course of the summer with each week featuring a new trail. There will be a total of 19 hikes covering 66 miles to honor the year the park was established. Can’t make them all or want to do a self-guided hike? Ask for information about the hikes at the Visitor Center, the Paul H. Douglas Center, or look on our website for a link to Project 1966. The hike will take place every Saturday in June from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. There will be a different meeting location each week.
Pinhook Bog Open House Every Saturday at the National Park
June 2, 2023 | 10:56 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Take a self-guided hike into the amazing Pinhook Bog every Saturday in June from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Rangers and volunteers will be stationed along the trail to help you understand this unique remnant of the last ice age that is filled with interesting plant life, like carnivorous insect-eating plants and orchids. Allow one hour to walk the trail and tour the quaking bog. Please arrive before 4:00 pm to allow enough time to complete the tour. Dogs are not permitted inside the bog.
Birding Hike with Audubon Society at the National Park
June 2, 2023 | 10:53 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a birding expert from the Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society on Sunday, June 4 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for a migration birding hike. Meet inside the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and carpool to the birding spot of the month. No experience required. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.
SciGirls TV Show Screening at National Park
May 30, 2023 | 2:59 pm
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Everyone is invited to the Indiana Dunes National Park’s visitor center on Friday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm for a special screening of the PBS TV show, SciGirls. This episode, “Dragonfly Detectives,” was filmed at the national park and features local girls, Logan, Luci, and Saloni as they investigate how dragonflies help the park’s scientists monitor water quality.
Memorial Day Movie Screenings at the National Park
May 22, 2023 | 11:56 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger and fellow visitors to honor the Memorial Day Holiday with a screening of Vietnam Nurses at the Indiana Dunes National Park visitor center auditorium on Monday, May 29, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Beachcomber Hike at the National Park
May 22, 2023 | 11:51 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger for a morning stroll along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan at Central Avenue Beach on Tuesday, May 30 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Learn about the origins of the Great Lakes and the Indiana Dunes while scanning the beach to see what kind of interesting things got washed up. There is a sandy slope down and up from the beach. Meet at the Central Avenue Beach parking lot.
Help Feed the Animals at the National Park’s Chellberg Farm
May 22, 2023 | 11:46 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Come out and help a ranger feed the farm animals on Sundays from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Indiana Dunes National Park’s historic Chellberg Farm. The first feeding program is on May 28th and they continue throughout the summer every Sunday at 4:30 pm.
Native Plant Talks at the National Park
May 15, 2023 | 2:45 pm
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Grow your plant knowledge and plan out your own native flower garden while you learn about the diverse plant life that grows throughout the Indiana Dunes. Renowned botanists Steve Sass and Nate Scheerer will be sharing their expertise at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center during two different programs.
Gardening at National Park’s Chellberg Farm
May 11, 2023 | 7:05 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Please join staff and fellow gardening enthusiasts on Sunday, May 14, 21 and 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, to help the Chellberg Farm Garden get off to a great start. Gardening is a great way to spend a morning outdoors at your local national park. Wear comfortable clothes. Work gloves and equipment will be provided. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended.
Dog Days Hike at National Park’s Chellberg Farm
May 11, 2023 | 7:03 am
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Bring your four-legged friend and join a ranger to learn how your dog can become a B.A.R.K. ranger on Wednesday May 17, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. After getting sworn in, take your furry companion for a hike on one of the nearby trails. This program is sponsored by Friends of Indiana Dunes. For more information on how to join this group of park supporters, visit dunefriends.org.