Indiana has a new national park.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was officially renamed Indiana Dunes National Park in mid-February, and it is now the 61st U.S. national park.
The park encompasses 15 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. The varying landscapes within the park and its soaring dunes provide visitors with activities that include sledding in the winter, maple syrup making in the spring, and bird and wildlife spotting throughout the year.
On the Great Marsh Trail System, for example, visitors can enjoy hikes alongside coots, mallards, ducks, tree swallows, green herons, and more.
Take a look below to see what else you'll find within America's newest national park.more