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National Trails Day Activities

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June 2, 2018

376 North County Line Road
Gary, IN 46303

  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Celebrate National Trails Day at the National Park’s West Beach and other locations. Join park and REI staff in activities that include an REI-sponsored 5K trail run, hiking the trails at West Beach, helping with trail clean-up activities, and learning about backpacking for fitness.

The 5k trail run same-day registration will begin at 8:00 am with the race starting at 9:00 am. Pre-registration and additional details about the 5k can be found here.

Backpacking for fitness classes will be held at 10:00 am and 11:00 am and a stewardship program will begin at 10:00 am. Guided hikes of the Dunes Succession Trail will start at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am.

West Beach is located at 376 North County Line Road in Portage. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at