This summer, find out why Indiana residents say, "No ocean, no problem."
In landlocked Indiana, much of the action centers around Lake Michigan with miles
of lakefront at the Indiana Dunes National Park maintained by the National Parks Service. Also check out this sand beach (pictured) surprisingly located in the middle of the state's famous corn fields at the Indiana Beach Amusement Resort!
Farther north, near South Bend, Koontz Lake features a popular sandy beach, while in central Indiana, Monroe Lake (Indiana's largest, near Bloomington) features a 10,750-acre reservoir with two popular beaches for lazing the days away -- without ever having to think about sharks or jellyfish!
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center: 219-395-1882
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• The sands around Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes are known as singing sands because of the unique sound they make when you walk on them. The sand's high quartz content is responsible for the sound that ranges from a quiet squeak to a high-pitched squeal.
• Early American explorers Lewis and Clark traveled along the Ohio River on their westward trek in what today is called the Cannelton Pool, a popular Indiana summer spot with a sandy beach, boating, and hiking trails.