Beat cabin fever and learn some history of northwest Indiana during a
Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park, Jan. 20.
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the nature center and runs to 5:30
p.m. CST. Using GPS technology, participants will travel the park and
nearby Duneland area while completing outdoor challenges, according to
Marie Laudeman, Indiana Dunes State Park interpretive naturalist.
“All you need is a GPS unit or the geocaching phone application along
with a sense of adventure,” Laudeman said. “All experience levels are
This year’s challenge will explore the history of the dunes and their
relationship to the South Shore Line commuter railroad. Partners from
Barker Mansion, Northwest Indiana Geocachers Association and Westchester
Township History Museum helped plan the event.
The adventure will end with prizes and awards during the annual chili
dump dinner at 4:30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their own
chili to dump into a kettle that will be cooking over a fire at the
nature center all afternoon.
Participants can register in advance and learn more at geocaching.com
Search the zip code 46304 to find the event listing. The event is free
after paying the standard park admission of $7 per in-state vehicle or
$12 per out-of-state vehicle.
Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2980.htm
is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.