The Indiana Dunes National Park begins in Miller Beach
The West Beach section of the national park forms our eastern border. The Marquette Greenway Trail runs through our neighborhood and connects the two park sections together. National park lands wrap around 3 sides of Miller Beach (Lake Michigan is the fourth side).
Formally called the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake St, Gary, IN, the Douglas Center is an attraction of its own! Bring the kids and check out the exhibits of live turtles, snakes, and fish. Get your national park stamp or Junior Ranger badge! Join weekly programs involving free kayaking, guided hikes, water testing, or other family oriented activities. Watch interesting videos that show what the park has to offer in Miller Woods or other areas of the park.