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7 Best and Fun Things To Do In Burns Harbor Indiana

Situated on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, this picturesque port town has plenty of things to offer visitors.

For starters, there’s the Indiana Dunes National Park, which runs for several miles along the lakefront and boasts thousands of acres of rugged dunes, wetlands, prairies, forests, and rivers for visitors to explore.

Then, there’s Imagination Glen Park, which features multiple sports fields, playgrounds, a BMX track, picnic facilities and more!

Burns Harbor is also a hop, skip, and a jump away from Chicago, making it a great place to base yourself if want to visit some of the major attractions in the area.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our list of recommendations below for everything else Burns Harbor has to offer

The 7 Most Popular Things To Do In Burns Harbor Indiana

7. Outback Trail Mountain Bike Park

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)


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Location: 2275 McCool Road Portage IN

6. Shirley Heinze Land Trust

4.8 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)


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Location: 109 W 700 N Valparaiso IN

Tel:  219 242 8558

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5. Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

4.6 ★★★★★ (45 reviews)

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Location: 109 W 700 N Valparaiso IN

Tel:  219 242 8558

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4. West Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (47 reviews)

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3. Portage Imagination Glen Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (553 reviews)


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Location: 2275 McCool Road Portage IN

Tel:  219 762 1675

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2. Sunset Hill Farm County Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (620 reviews)


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Location: 775 Meridian Road #8507 Valparaiso IN

Tel:  219 465 3586

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1. Indiana Dunes National Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (8,478 reviews)

Location: 1215 N Streetate Road 49 Porter IN

Tel:  219 395 1882

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Burns Harbor Indiana! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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