Attractions

National Park in Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Dunes stretch along 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Swimming is allowed anywhere along the shore. A short walk away from the beaches, several hiking paths crisscross the dunes and woodlands. The best are th…
State Park in Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes State Park

The state park is a 2100-acre, shoreside pocket within the national lakeshore; it’s located at the end of Hwy 49, near Chesterton. It has more amenities than the rest of the lakeshore, but also more regulation and c…
Beach in Indiana Dunes

West Beach

West Beach, nearest to Gary, draws fewer crowds than the other beaches and features a number of nature hikes and trails. It’s also the only beach with lifeguards. There's a snack bar and cool Chicago vistas.