Bonfires, Beaches and Bumper Boats, Oh My! - Camping in Northern Indiana

Break out the sleeping bags, grab the marshmallows, pack your tent or hop in the RV because it’s camping season in northwest Indiana! It's time to get together with friends and family around the campfire, go on early morning trail walks, relax on the lakeand roast some weenies. I know I’m excited for burnt marshmallows and lake days and have already started planning my camping trip.  Here are a few campground options along the South Shore to get your camping trip planning started, including two within the Indiana Dunes. …

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8 of our Favorite Sledding and Cross-Country Skiing Spots in Northwest Indiana

The snow is here! Will you be building a snowman, holiday shopping, or curling up on the couch to binge-watch Netflix? If you’re feeling adventurous take a look at these great spots to enjoy sleddingand cross-country skiing this season. These are great activities you can do while on holiday break with the kids, too. Too cold outside? We have some indoor things to do at the end of this blog…

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Exploring the South Shore's Beach Towns

So you’ve decided to wander away from the beachesalong Lake Michigan to explore the South Shore’s beach communities. This short list of our picks of things to do and where to eat when you leave the beach should get you started…

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Northwest Indiana for birding or just bird enjoying

Photo:More than 15 thousand cranes stop in NW Indiana on their migrations north and south each year.  Wild birds are an important part of almost every outdoor person’s enjoyment of the natural world. Whether a person is hiking, picnicking, fishing or just sitting on a Lake Michigan beach, birds will be encountered. For some, the bird will just be a flitting glimpse, a bit of color. For others, perhaps spotting wedge of geese or a storm of swarming gulls is a momentary diversion. Birds are just a part of the overall mix which makes an outdoor activity enjoyable…

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