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Because lakes have beaches too. Untouched shorelines?Check. Rolling dunes?Check. Scenic views of Lake Michigan?Check. Just an hour outside of Chicago sits the Midwest’s answer to Cape Cod: Indiana Dunes, a stretch of lakeshore with eight powdery beaches and a 17,249-acre preserve. Visitors can climb several of the dunes, hike the preserve’s trails, and swim in the lake.

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Indiana

Because lakes have beaches too. Untouched shorelines?Check. Rolling dunes?Check. Scenic views of Lake Michigan?Check. Just an hour outside of Chicago sits the Midwest’s answer to Cape Cod: Indiana Dunes, a stretch of lakeshore with eight powdery beaches and a 17,249-acre preserve. Visitors can climb several of the dunes, hike the preserve’s trails, and swim in the lake.

Explore great travel ideas in other regions:

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

West & Southwest

South & Southeast

50 Reasons to Love the U.S.A. Now

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