Indiana Dunes has a lot of offer in terms of fun activities and relaxing time. If you are visiting with your family, you are going to love this trip as it has something for every member of your family so they don’t feel lost or left out. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to visit this wonderful place and can plan a trip anytime of the year. Make sure you book hotel rooms online in advance after comparing a few hotels and checking hotel reviewer sites to avoid any last time rush.
It is recommended to begin from here so that you gather all the necessary information and you have a fair idea of what’s coming next and can plan your day accordingly. Ask a ranger for a map and hike recommendations if you plan on experiencing the same. You can also watch a short movie on the park and explore about the exhibits to find out about major attractions you don’t want to miss.
If a kid under the age of 13 is accompanying you then they can get an opportunity to become aJunior Ranger. All he/she needs to do is to complete an activity book which is easily available at the visitor center. The activities are kid friendly and families have the option to choose whatever they think their kid would enjoy the most. Upon winning the task, they are given a patch, badge and a certificate.
This place is a real treat for the eyes. There are carnivorous plants which feast on insects and Pinhook is the only quaking bog anyone would find in Indiana. This place is separate from the main park and only opens specific times of the year,so check all the details at the visitor center before you proceed.
Dune Ridge Trail
In terms of ecological diversity, the Indiana Dunes ranks No. 7, so it is pretty obvious that tourists and locals equally enjoy exploring the Dune Ridge Trail. You can view marshlands, dune grasses and forests while enjoying this moderate hike with your family.
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
You can enjoy a fairly easy stroll along the paved paths here and there is also a clean pavilion with a snack bar around this area. Apart from this, there is 15 miles of sandy shoreline and a lot of beaches to explore which keep the excitement running among visitors.
So do check online hotel deals before you make a plan to come here with your family!