As of February of this year, Indiana now has its first national park bringing the total to 61 national parks in the US—and 61 natural wonders to add to your bucket list!
Indiana Dunes National Park (formerly National Lakeshore) is on the southern coast of Lake Michigan, just 45 minutes from Chicago—most known for its beautiful beaches and Mount Baldy, a 140-foot dune. The park stretches across more than 15 miles of sandy dunes and offers visitors hiking, biking and water trails (pets are welcome!) and lakefront access where they can relax, explore, and enjoy all that nature has to offer. The Indiana Dunes are already Indiana's top tourist attraction, bringing 3.6 million visitors to its shores in 2018 and with the new national park designation, those numbers are expected to swell.
Want to visit for free this year and check it out for yourself? Here are the National Park Service's fee-free dates:
The Florida Keys hold many natural treasures with a day trip that will give you an introduction to the most fragile ecosystems in the world and many endangered species. This one focuses on the coral reef and mangrove island habitat, which are disappearing fast as development continues to put huge stresses on the limited natural and human resources
See the sights of Scottsdale on a Segway i2 Personal Transporter with the “Old Town Exploration Tour.” Roll with us into the historic Old Town Scottsdale District and glide your way through Scottsdale’s most renowned Downtown area. Experience everything from the preserved rustic traditions to the unique art scene and outdoor sculptures.