Dog Friendly Indiana Dunes State Park

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Dog-Friendly Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan

Dog-friendly Indiana Dunes and dog friendly Indiana vacations.
Dog-Friendly Indiana Dunes

Dexter The Dog and I love our dog-friendly day trips and dog-friendly vacations. If you are traveling with your dog to the Midwest, I encourage you to check out the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan. You won’t be disappointed!

Dexter and I have visited the dog-friendly dunes and beach for the past two years now, and we are planning to visit the Indiana Dunes again next year. The Indiana Dunes are located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. But it’s not just about the dunes – part of the beach is dog-friendly too! And as you probably know, Dexter is a beach dog.

Dog-friendly Indiana Beachs
Dog-Friendly Indiana Beaches

But our dog-friendly day trip wasn’t just about Dexter and me – it was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel meetup! A celebration of our love for our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We even had a Cavoween Party in one of the shelter houses! Yes, a gathering of Cavalier friends spent the day socializing, eating tasty food, and even serenading Dexter for his birthday. This year, Dexter and I had traveling companions, Levi and his mom, Chris.

Click play to watch Dexter’s serenade

Cavalier Friends
Cavalier Friends

The Indiana Dunes has more than 70 miles of hiking and biking trails, forests, marshes, and prairies. Much more than Dexter and I could explore in one outing. Dexter and I ventured along the sandy dunes sniffing and looking for feathers to chase. We strolled boardwalks along the prairies and took photos. The weather was picture perfect and Dexter truly enjoyed himself.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

But, an adventure is never complete without a trip to the dog-friendly beach! The Cavalier group ventured to the National Lakeshore where we romped and played. The Indiana Dunes has fifteen miles of breathtaking shoreline, perfect for relaxing and spending a day with the family. Dexter had to dip his toes in Lake Michigan. With the water being on the chilly side, that was as much as he wanted to do. It was fun watching him gallop on the dog-friendly beach and run up the beach to escape the waves.

Our dog-friendly adventure at the Indian Dunes was such a great memory. I feel so blessed to be able to take Dexter on these day trips. Remember, the dog bucket list starts now~

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Dog-Friendly Beach


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Dog-friendly Indiana Dunes and dog friendly Indiana vacations.

7 thoughts on “Dog Friendly Indiana Dunes State Park

  1. So very beautiful – my husband and I both grew up in Michigan and each of us spent a lot of time on the sandy white beaches of the grand Lake with our respective families! We recall this area fondly – your pictures bring back such fond memories. You all look like your having a great time – and love that the pups got to join in the frolicking!

    1. Thanks, Cathy. We are in Ohio, and I need to venture more into Michigan, because you are right. I know there are great spots around.

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