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Just an hour southeast of Chicago’s Loop, the Indiana Dunes area offers wide sandy beaches, great birding and easy bike trails. Explore both Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the adjacent Indiana Dunes State Park; trek to the top of Mount Baldy for spectacular views. Nearby towns provide restaurant and shopping options. Spend the night at Songbird Prairie B&B in the woods west of Valparaiso.