Dog Lovers: It’s time to “hike with the hounds”!

By on September 21, 2017

Shirley Heinze Land Trust invites the public to “Hike with Hounds,”  an afternoon of dog-friendly activities on Saturday, September 30th, 1-4pm, at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North,…

Trails & Beaches

Taltree Bluebird Trail

By on September 20, 2017

Location: 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
Hours: 8am-7pm daily (April-October); 10am-4pm daily (November-March)
Pet Friendly: Must be on a leash and there are waste stations along the trails
Parking: Large…

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Invasive Species: Phragmites – It’s Okay to Hate Them

By on September 19, 2017

Submitted by: Nathanael Pilla, Project Coordinator, Save the Dunes

Do you ever pull up to a stop sign and can’t see what is coming because there is a very tall, obnoxious grass in the way? Not a three to five…

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Moraine Nature Preserve

By on September 18, 2017

Submitted by: Donna Lind

Location: East County Road 750 N, Valparaiso, IN
Dog Friendly: Yes
Parking: Yes, but minimal
Cost: Free
Restrooms: No
Trail Length: 2.3 total miles easy/moderate

It is always fun to discover a great trail close to home that turns…

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ALL the area trails in ONE place. Right here!

By on September 17, 2017

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