Greetings from Indiana Dunes National Park

This video was recorded on November 1, 2021. I was having a difficult week, so I decided to go on a spontaneous camping trip on Halloween. The dunes are a short drive from the Chicagoland area. It is a haven I am grateful for. The tranquility of the trees, birds and crashing waves of Lake Michigan always gives me peace.


Indiana Dunes National Park

An urban oasis just 35 miles outside of Chicago, this park includes more than 15,000 acres of sensitive dune lands, bird-filled marshes, oak and maple forests, and remnants of once-vast prairies.

State(s): Indiana

Established: 1966

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  • Greetings from Indiana Dunes National Park

    My partner Keith took me to Chicago for my 50th bday in 2015. On the way back to Columbus we stopped at the Dunes and really enjoyed our afternoon there.

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    Looking down from the tops of spectacular Dunes over the forest and at Lake Michigan(especially in the autumn after the leaves had changed)was always a spectacular sight especially when you were above the tops of the steel mills smoke stacks or south of the cooling tower for the power plant…


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