Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for Indiana Dunes: A Writer's Road Trip Series

The Writer's Road Trip Series is brought to you by the Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge. This month I'm blogging daily about ideal places for an afternoon, weekend or longer stay to focus on your writing. Need a retreat to finish that manuscript? Or maybe a virtual trip to inspire a scene? Take a minute, read, imagine. And thanks for stopping by!
     Mount Baldy and the Indiana Dunes were always a popular destination for family trips and Scout outings when our kids were younger. Even with its close proximity to Chicago (you can see the city's profile across the Lake), the unspoiled surroundings similar to more remote recreation areas, is what makes the Dunes a fun place to visit.
     Due to the shifting sands and gaps which have recently opened up underground, causing some of the dunes to collapse, people are being kept from climbing in the area. But the beaches are open, and 45 miles of trails are available to hikers. Bring a beach umbrella, blanket, and a journal to people-watch, and write during the late spring or early fall when kids are in school and the hot- weather crowds stay home.


  1. I enjoyed this Dawn thank you. It's such a great idea for a theme. Am just about to check your Grand Canyon post - I was visiting there just recently from South Africa!

    Garden of Eden Blog

  2. Anything on the water would be nice. But I need a little cottage (or a big mansion) to stay in. :)

  3. Hi there. Visiting from the A to Z sign up page. I never got to these dunes. I lived in Chicago for fifteen years, and always wanted to go, having heard they are similar to RI/MA/CT beaches (where I grew up.) Oh well, an excuse to go back to my favorite home away from home.

    Best regards,


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