events

Events

Events

4/22/17 - Gardening at Chellberg Farm

Gardening-Indiana-DunesPlease join staff and fellow gardening enthusiasts in helping the Chellberg Farm garden get off to a great start on Saturday, April 8 and and Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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 repellant and sunscreen are recommended.

Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.

4/23/17 - Pinhook Upland Trail Hike

Dragonfly Pinhook BogJoin a ranger for a hike on Pinhook Bog’s often overlooked Upland Trail at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The hike showcases the bog’s watershed as you hike a ravine, cross a bridge over a secluded pond that feeds the bog, and through stands of towering trees.

Meet at the Pinhook Bog parking lot located at 920 North Wozniak Road in Michigan City. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check out the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

For more information about Pinhook Bog trails visit https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pb16.htm.

4/29/17 - Green Gary Celebration

Green-Gary Celebrate Earth Day at this family-oriented event. Hikes, exhibits and interactive displays for everyone. Live bird presentations.

All Day Activities!
- Junior Ranger Program
- Environmental Exhibits
- Live Animals
- Nature Play Zone
- Jim Louderman from the Chicago Field Museum will have live insects on display.

4/29/17 - Orientation to Orienteering

Orientation to OrienteeringJoin staff and map lovers for an introduction to orienteering at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Program will be held at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education on Saturday, April 29, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Come learn how to navigate with a map and compass. Leave your GPS at home, because this program is going to teach you how to use the terrain around you and the direction you are facing to get to where you want to go. Bring a friend, and be prepared to help each other complete a basic orienteering course.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary.

For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu.

4/30/17 - Mount Baldy Guided Hike (must pre-register)

Mount Baldy Guided Hike*Must pre-register to attend.

While Mount Baldy remains closed to unrestricted public access, you can join a ranger for a special guided hike along a trail on the western edge of the dune that has been found to be free of holes. You must make a reservation for this program that is being held on Sunday Mornings Starting June 5 and ending September 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 am.

This program will begin at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and you will follow the ranger to Mount Baldy, no exceptions. You also must make a reservation by calling 219-395-1882 and you must speak to a ranger to make the reservation.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu.