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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park

Rank: 47 8 Activites Email: INDU_Communications@nps.gov Distance: 2.64 miles

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.

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Nara's Great Lakes Region - Chicago, Il National Park

1 Activites Phone: (773)-948-9001 Email: chicago.archives@nara.gov Distance: 36.64 miles

The National Archives and Records Administration - Great Lakes Region (NARA-GLR) in Chicago is one of twelve regional archives in NARA's national system. NARA-GLR is responsible for preserving and making available for research the permanently valuable U.S. Government records created or received by Federal courts and agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. These...

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Illinois River Road National Park

Phone: (309)-676-0303 Distance: 54.34 miles

The Illinois River Valley imparts feelings of awe at the power of the river winding its way through a land form carved by glacial melt water. Experience the seasonal colors and rhythms of the forests, wetlands, bluffs, and prairies on your own or follow one of seven different nature activity guides.

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Illinois Waterway National Park

1 Activites Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 55.31 miles

Ever want to see the operation of a lock and dam? The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center offers you that as well as impressive towboats of mammoth proportions navigating through the Starved Rock Lock, which is one of eight on the Illinois Waterway. While there you can see all sorts of cool displays in the visitor center. Displays cover the waterway from the Illinois and Michigan Canal to today?s m...

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Illinois Waterway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 55.31 miles

Ever want to see the operation of a lock and dam? The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center offers you that as well as impressive towboats of mammoth proportions navigating through the Starved Rock Lock, which is one of eight on the Illinois Waterway. While there you can see all sorts of cool displays in the visitor center. Displays cover the waterway from the Illinois and Michigan Canal to today?s m...

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Park

7 Activites Email: mailroom_r9_midewin_national_tallgrass_prairi Distance: 59.70 miles

As the largest public open space in northeastern Illinois, Midewin offers experiences of vastness and solitude unavailable elsewhere. The goal of recreation management at Midewin is to provide opportunities for long distance trails without interruption by public roads, and opportunities to experience prairie ecosystems and view grassland wildlife.To view activies available by location please clic...

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Mississinewa Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (765)-473-5946 Distance: 84.38 miles

Mississinewa Lake: the name Mississinewa was derived from the Miami Indian word "Mis-chis-in-wah," which means water on a slope. The area is rich in Indian history. Chief Francis Godfroy established the Miami Trading Post near the mouth of the Mississinewa in 1817. Frances Slocum was abducted as a child and raised by Miami Indians. She was referred to as the "White Rose of the Miami's," married...

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Salamonie Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (260)-782-2358 Distance: 90.16 miles

Salamonie Lake: was derived from the Indian word "O-sah-mo-nee" which means "yellow paint." The Indians made yellow dye and paint from the bloodroot that grew abundantly along the banks of the stream.

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J. Edward Roush Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (260)-356-8648 Distance: 97.45 miles

J. Edward Roush Lake (formerly Huntington): of the 20 lakes in the Louisville District, J. Edward Roush Lake has the second-smallest recreational pool, the fourth-largest drainage area, and ranks fourth in average annual flood control benefits.

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Elkhorn Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (541)-523-4476 Distance: 106.06 miles

This 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains,gold-mining ghost-towns, and along elegant lakes and rivers. You can learn a lot of history here, as well as enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, boating, skiing, and hiking in a picturesque setting.

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North Country National Scenic Trail Park

3 Activites Phone: (101)-125-6651 Email: IATR_Interpretation@nps.gov <IATR_Interpretat Distance: 125.63 miles

From New York to North Dakota, you're never far from a great outdoor adventure. When completed the trail will be the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States. The trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas across seven states allowing visitors to experience a variety of northern landscapes. Come and experience your America, at a walking pace.

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Cecil M. Harden Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (765)-344-1570 Distance: 131.33 miles

The fall forest colors are vivid in October when Parke County holds its nine-day Covered Bridge Festival. Cecil M. Harden Lake, formerly known as Mansfield Lake, is located in west central Indiana and is situated on Big Racoon Creek, just 33 miles upstream of the confluence with the Wabash River. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1960.

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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (920)-387-2658 Email: horicon@fws.gov Distance: 136.65 miles

Over 21,000 acres in size, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located on the west branch of the Rock River in southeastern Wisconsin and encompasses the northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh. Horicon Marsh is a shallow, peat-filled lakebed gouged out by the Wisconsin Glacier about 12,000 thousand years ago. The headwaters of the Rock River, Horicon Marsh is 14 miles long and three-to-five ...

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Meeting Of The Great Rivers Scenic Route National Park

Phone: (618)-465-6676 Distance: 140.41 miles

Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.

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Farmdale Dam National Park

Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 143.86 miles

This site is a normally dry reservoir and dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on Farm Creek. The immediate value of this dam is to store flood waters that would otherwise flood parts of East Peoria, IL, which is just downstream from the dam. It is also part of the overall plan of the Corps of Engineers for flood control in the Illinois River and Mississippi River systems.

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Cagles Mill Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (765)-795-4439 Distance: 147.46 miles

Cagles Mill Lake: The control tower is round and the outlet works conduit was mined through solid rock. Cataract Falls, with upper and lower falls, is the largest waterfall (by volume) in Indiana. The lower falls ends at the headwater of the lake and is accessible by boat. The Corps' Tailwater Areas and much of the operational area around the dam have been designated by the Indiana Department of N...

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Michigan Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (517)-351-4230 Email: jeanette_bowles@fws.gov Distance: 151.24 miles

The Michigan Wetland Management District consists of a 14-county area and includes two waterfowl production areas (WPAs): the 160-acre Schlee WPA in Jackson County and the 77-acre Kinney WPA in Van Buren County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, oversees day-to-day management of these two areas through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mi...

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Historic National Road - Indiana Park

Phone: (765)-478-3172 Distance: 154.53 miles

Travelers along Indiana's National Historic Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to fields and pastures. From Federal-style 'Pike Towns' and Victorian streetcar neighborhoods to drive-ins and stainless steel diners, follow the migration of the nation.

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Historic National Road - Illinois Park

Phone: (888)-268-0042 Email: info@nationalroad.org Distance: 154.65 miles

On Illinois' National Historic Road, rolling countryside, prairie fields, and small towns whisper of an earlier time. Main street stores speak of small town U.S.A. where soda fountains, museums and antiques showcase days gone by. Hayfields, cattle and old barns intermingled with small towns all beckon you to stay awhile.

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail Park

3 Activites Phone: (608)-441-5610 Distance: 159.54 miles

A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state's many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge.

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Leopold Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (608)-742-7100 Email: leopold@fws.gov Distance: 163.43 miles

The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. Leopold is perhaps best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, a book compiled of essays written on his farm in central Wisconsin. In tribute to his philosophy, the Leopold Wetland Management District is dedicated to preserving, restoring, a...

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Fallen Timbers Battlefield And Fort Miamis National Historic Site

Phone: (419)-407-9700 Email: cuva_info@nps.gov Distance: 172.79 miles

The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.

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Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 173.91 miles

The Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness now contains a total of 3,450 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Michigan. In 1987 the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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Gaylord Nelson Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 173.99 miles

The Gaylord Nelson Wilderness now contains a total of 33,500 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Wisconsin. In 2004 the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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Great Divide Highway National Park

Phone: (715)-264-2511 Distance: 173.99 miles

Love nature? Then take the Great Divide National Scenic Highway through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and revel in the wonderful diversity of plant and animal life in the majestic Northwoods. The byway passes through forests harboring black bear, timber wolves and white-tailed deer. It crosses lakes, swamps and bogs alive with beaver, loons and bald eagles. Lakes and rivers are als...

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