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Trail 8: Three Dune Challenge

October 3, 2017

Submitted by: Laura Niemiec

Location: 1600 N 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304
Hours: 7am-11pm daily
Pet Friendly: Must be on a leash
Parking: There are numerous paved lots around the park but for this trail the closest lots are the Nature Center or Wilson Shelter lots
Cost: $7 for in-state vehicles, $12 for out-of-state;…


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Taltree Bluebird Trail

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 lot off the main entrance
Restrooms: Yes, one at the Visitors Center Depot & one near the Memorial Pavilion
Trail Length: 7…


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Moraine Nature Preserve

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 out to be a wonderful surprise. Take a beautiful September afternoon, warm temperatures and blue skies – throw in a…

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