Saturday, January 29, 2011
January 29, 2011 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Burns Harbor Break Wall - Portage, IN
I took the dogs for a short hike at the Portage Lakefront & River Walk section of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this morning. Unfortunately, there are now signs prohibiting dogs from the beach area. Once again, responsible dog owners pay the price of lazy motherfuckers that don't clean up after their dogs. The shelf ice wasn't very thick but it did extend out about 30 yards or so. The National Park Service has closed the Riverwalk Boardwalk and the pier for the winter season. That is too bad because there isn't much else to see at this little park squeezed between two steel mills. At least this piece of lakefront property was reclaimed as public land, a sign that anything is possible if someone is willing to fight for it.