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1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton, IN 46304

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Strap on your hiking boots and meet the Naturalists at the Nature Center for the first hike of the year along trail 7. During the hike, you will learn about our park's natural history. We will return along the beach trail and through the campground. Back at the Nature Center campfire, hikers will be welcomed by park volunteers with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Indiana Dunes. 

Our interpretive programs are designed to entertain and enrich folks of all ages. Children under 12 must have an adult with them at programs.

Registration is not required for this program.

All our programs are free (unless otherwise noted). They are open to the public after paying the park entrance fee. ($7 in-state & $12 out-of-state)  

All our Interpretive programs are listed in Central Time.

The Nature Center's Current Hours:  Open Daily 9:00 – 4:00 CT

*Note that during peak visitation times, entry into our park might be delayed.  Parking lots around the Nature Center can fill quickly. Please plan accordingly.*

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