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First Day Hike

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors on the first day of the year. Strap on your hiking boots and meet the Indiana Dunes State Park’s Interpretive Naturalists for a special 3-Dune Challenge covering 1.5-miles. Along the way you will be able to explore the beautiful park landscapes and learn some history from the 3 tallest dunes along the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore during this 1-hour jaunt. At the end, hikers will be welcomed by park volunteers with warm drinks, snacks and a cozy campfire provided by the Friends of the Indiana Dunes. Thanks to the Porter County Indiana Dunes Tourism, completing participants will also earn a 3-Dune Challenge sticker. Meet at the Nature Center and bring the whole family. Pets welcome!


January 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Indiana Dunes State Park


Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N 25 E
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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Welcome to Dig the Dunes!

Dig the Dunes uncovers all the secrets of the dunes! From trails and beaches, to people, places, events and even the history and geology. Visit our page frequently for fun facts and new adventures for you to embark upon!

We offer lots of classes like beach glass art, jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

Questions or ideas? email us at info@digthedunes.com