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 Oct 28, 2003 13:09 PST 

FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
October 26 – November 15, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

DUNES HIKE AT THE NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Have you ever wondered how the sand dunes where created? Join
a ranger for a program entitled “8,000 Years of Wind and Waves, Look
What They Have Created”. This program will begin at 1:30 pm on
Saturday, November 15. Meet the ranger in the West Beach Parking Lot in
the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         What do you get when wind blows across the great lake for over
8,000 years? Miles and miles of beautiful dunes and ponds just waiting
to be explored. Take this short 90-minute hike and explore how the wind
and waves have created our great sand dunes.
         West Beach is located ¼ mile north of highway U.S. 12 on County
Line Road in Portage. Meet at the bulletin board adjacent to the
parking lot. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561, extension 225.




FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
October 26 – November 7, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

NIGHT HIKE AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Do you like going for hikes under the full moon? Join a ranger
for a program entitled “Dune Ridge Night Hike”. This program will begin
at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 7. Meet the ranger at the Kemil Beach
parking lot in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         With the “nearly full moon” over our shoulders we will prowl,
for 90-minutes, around the dune ridge searching for deer, owls and other
night creatures. Who will be found?
         Kemil Beach parking lot is located on East State Park Road, 1
mile north of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. For more
information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561 extension 225.




FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
November 1 – November 30, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

FEEDING PROGRAMS OFFERED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         An opportunity for visitors to help feed the farm animals will
be offered during "Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm". This program will
begin at 3:00 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday in November at the
Chellberg Farm in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The farm is home to three horses, one goat, several chickens, pigs,
sheep, geese and cats. Visitors will assist the farmer with the animal
care, while learning of their importance to an early 20th-century farm.
Participants should park in the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot and walk
the short path to the Chellberg Farm barn.
The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways U.S. 12
and U.S. 20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on this or
other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561,
extension 225.




FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
October 26 – November 8, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

WOODLAND HIKE AT THE NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Have you ever thought that the trail called “Ly-co-ki-we” was a
funny name? Have you ever wondered how we came up with that name? Join
a ranger and find out the answers to these questions during a program
called “Ly-co-ki-we: What a Name!” This program will begin at 1:30 pm
on Saturday, November 8. Meet the ranger at the Ly-co-ki-we trailhead
in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         Enjoy a 90-minute hike through some of the oldest wooded dunes
in the national park. Leaves, sand and more will be underfoot. Also
find out how this trail got its name.
         The Ly-co-ki-we trailhead is located on Highway US 20, one half
mile west of Kemil Road and 2 miles east of Highway 49. For more
information on this or other programs call Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore at (219) 926-7561, extension 225.




FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
October 30 – November 21, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

FAVORITES REVISITED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
         Chase away the autumn chill and join the Save the Tunes Council
as they sing about their “favorite things”. Tonight they count their
blessings, salute their favorite things and share their memories and
mementoes during "Music Heritage Series: Our Favorite Things". This
programs will begin at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, November 21. It will be
held at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center in Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore.
         The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians
devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in traditional style.
Their performances typically include the use of a variety of classic or
obscure musical instruments, including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer,
banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, and hurdy gurdy. The group
performs at the visitor center the third Friday of each month. In
addition to these monthly performances the Save the Tunes Council
welcomes anyone to attend their informal practice sessions held from
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the St. Francis
Episcopal Church in Chesterton.
The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil Road
between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20.   For more information on this or
other programs call Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at (219) 926-7561,
extension 225.


FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
October 21 – November 1, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

COWLES BOG EXPLORATION AT THE NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Have you ever wondered what is in Cowles Bog? Join a ranger
for “The Changing Bog Hike”. This program will begin at 1:00 pm on
Saturday, November 1. The program will start at the Cowles Bog parking
lot adjacent to the South Shore tracks in Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
         Cowles Bog, Cowles Fen, or Cowles Wetland? Would Henry Cowles
recognize this area of the park named after him? Since Cowles explored
and studied in the area over 100 years ago a lot of things have changed.
Join in on this 2.5-hour hike around the edge of “The Bog” exploring
its trees, plants, birds and history.
         The Cowles Bog south parking lot is located just past the South
Shore tracks north of US Highway 12 on Mineral Springs Road. For more
information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561, extension 225




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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
November 1 – November 22, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE AT THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         What would Thanksgiving be without the turkey? Join a ranger
for a program entitled “What’s Thanksgiving Without the Turkey?” and
find out the answer to this and many other turkey questions. The
program will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 22. It will be held
at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center in Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
         Besides Thanksgiving Dinner, what comes to mind when you think
of the turkey? Do you know who wanted the choice for our national
emblem to be the turkey and not the bald eagle? How did turkeys get
their name? What are baby and young turkeys called? Join a ranger and
friends for a 90-minute program full of turkey facts and family fun
including a puppet show, crafts and activities.
         The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil
Road between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20.   For more information on
this or other programs call Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at (219)
926-7561, extension 225.


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