"Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore" Porter by sambarnett
Porter Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 82 photos
As there is no listing for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore here on VT, I am using this Porter site as the "homepage" for that wonderful area of Northwest Indiana. The park's headquarters are located on the northern side of this small community named after David Porter, a War of 1812 Naval hero.
Porter made local news a few years back when the town declared bankruptcy. There is a very small "downtown" area, one street with a few brick commercial buildings. Most of the community is residental or natural duneland.
If you click "Author's Order" on the tips they will be laid out roughly from west to east.
Must See Activities: Here I will submit to popular proclivities and list what most people come to the Dunes for: the beaches.
Off The Beaten Path: Beaches are only a very small part of the Dunes. For nature lovers the backdune country areas are heaven; stunning in biodiversity and good for the senses and nerves. Included here are natural landmarks, wildlife viewing areas and examples of early settlement in the area.
Sports Travel: Hiking, biking and horse trail information.
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