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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Mount Baldy Trail Reopens At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The National Park Service has announced that the trail to the beach at Mount Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been reopened. The trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area.
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4th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Set For May

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region on May 17-20 at the Fourth Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership of the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region
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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Beaches Ready For A Busy Summer Season

Work is complete to make visits to the nearly 17 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park even more welcoming for millions of visitors this summer. The two parks, located on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, encompass the Indiana Dunes, the state’s most popular tourist destination, which attracted more than 3 million visitors in 2016.
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Hiring Freeze Exemptions Help National Park Service In Short Term, But Long-Term Concerns Persist

Exemptions to President Trump's hiring freeze for federal employees will allow the National Park Service to address seasonal and short-term positions, but uncertainty remains over the size of the agency's permanent workforce and whether it will be sufficient to manage the more than 400 units of the National Park System, a National Parks Conservation Association official said Wednesday.
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