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Trails remain open, programs closed due to government shutdown

January 21, 2018

A few things to know during the government shutdown (which will hopefully resolve soon!)

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore trails will remain OPEN
Any scheduled programs (like Mt. Baldy hike) will not take place, because these are led by rangers
Bathrooms will be closed/locked
Parking lots are open, but…


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Hardscrabble: Jeff Manes writes what he knows

January 19, 2018

Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner

Raconteur, actor, steel worker, fisher, conservationist, struggler, fighter, writer. Jeff Manes is one of northwest Indiana’s interesting characters and it is that last title—writer—for which he is proudest and best known.

Manes is a hard-nosed, soft-hearted guy. He doesn’t hesitate to give someone in need the…


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Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park, Jan. 20

January 18, 2018

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center will be hosting a Geocache Adventure on January 20 from 10:30am-5:30 pm CST. Using GPS units, participants will travel the park and nearby Duneland area while completing outdoor challenges.

“This annual event is a sure way to cure any winter cabin fever! All…

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