Community Events

Mount Baldy Guided Hike

  • From: June 04, 2017 - September 03, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Venue: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
  • 1215 N Indiana 49
  • Porter, IN 46304
  • Phone:219-395-1882
  • More info
  • Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore every Sunday in July from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for a hike to the top of famous Mount Baldy. Even though the area is closed for general public use, this ranger-led tour allows visitors to experience the beauty and spectacular views from the tallest dune in the national lakeshore.

    The hikes start at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, which is located at 1215 North State Road 49 in Porter, about one mile north of Interstate 94. After a brief introduction, participants will drive their own cars to Mount Baldy for a ranger-led hike to top of the dune. These hikes will be offered on Sunday mornings through September 3, 2017.

    The tours are free, but reservations are required and space is limited. Call 219-395-1882 to make reservations and to find out more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.


Stargazing @ Kemil Beach

  • From: August 19, 2017 - December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Check Website for times
  • Venue: Kemil Beach
  • E State Park Road
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:219-395-1882
  • Website 

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Held on the third Saturday of every month from Jan. to Dec. (except March and July). Times vary depending on the sunset, so check website for times.

The Kemil Beach parking lot is located one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 on East State Park Road (300E). For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882.