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INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Annual Budget: $7,150,000 (FY 2004)
Visitation: 1,916,641 (FY 2003)
Highlights: 25 mile shoreline, sand dunes, beaches, wetlands, bog, woodland forests
Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Hours: Open year round, more.
Fee: $20 per car, $10 per pedestrian, more.
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The dunelands of southern Lake Michigan are renowned for stretches of uncrowded beaches, bird-filled marshes, oak and maple forests, and towering dunes. Shoreline sand dunes are created when wind blowing off Lake Michigan lifts grains of sand and transports them inland until plants and hills slow the wind and it drops its cargo. The National Lakeshore is nearly 25 miles long and supports a variety of interesting plants and animals.
My time spent at the lakeshore was used to play catch-up on my travel writing. I was a bit behind and needed to stay put for a while, and what better place to hang than at the beach!
Kick off your shoes and join me for a little lakeshore beach tour.
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