05/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2021 07:14
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: On May 8th, the National Park Service will resume offering a limited number of ranger-led public programs at Indiana Dunes National Park. All programs will be limited to 10 people and will require advance reservations. Wearing a mask will be required during programs because it is not possible to maintain six feet of social distancing at all times during the hikes.
Two Heron Rookery Wildflower Hikes will be offered on Saturday, May 8th. Enjoy the finest display of spring woodland wildflowers in the national park during this 1.5-hour hike with a ranger. Call 219-395-1882 to make a reservation for one of these free hikes. Program time will be confirmed during the reservation.
Join a ranger on every Sunday except May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Paul Douglas Center for a spectacular hike thorough Miller Woods. Explore one of the rarest habitats in the country, a Black oak savanna, on a two-hour ranger-led hike. Don't miss the lupine blooming during the month of May. Call the Douglas Center at 219-395-1824 to reserve a spot and confirm the program's time.
Here is the list of upcoming programs at the national park through mid-June.
May 8, 2021 Wildflower Hike
May 9, 2021 Miller Woods Hike
May 22, 2021 Pinhook Bog Hike
May 23, 2021 Miller Woods Hike
May 28, 2021 Mount Baldy Summit Hike
May 29, 2021 Bailly / Chellberg History Hike
May 29, 2021 Pinhook Bog Hike
May 30, 2021 Miller Woods Hike
May 30, 2021 Mount Baldy Summit Hike
June 5, 2021 Bailly / Chellberg History Hike
June 5, 2021 Pinhook Bog Hike
June 6, 2021 Miller Woods Hike
June 6, 2021 Mount Baldy Summit Hike
June 12, 2021 Bailly / Chellberg History Hike
June 12, 2021 Pinhook Bog Hike
June 13, 2021 Miller Woods Hike
June 13, 2021 Mount Baldy Summit Hike
For more information on Indiana Dunes National Park, please call 219-395-1882 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS.
Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 423 units of the National Park Service ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the national park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.