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    I-94

    by Toughluck Written Mar 6, 2007
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    The Quickest way to and from Northwest Indiana are the Interstates. Two come through this area and I-94 is the quickest as it drops off the closest to Porter and the dunes. From Chicago, it's known as the Chicago Skyway. Quick direct and cost a few bucks. I've always found it worth the expense, vs. the drive south and around the city.

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    Porters Southside (or Wagners Restaurant

    by Toughluck Written Oct 16, 2006
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    Wagner is west of Waverly. Just west of Wagner is LeRoy's Hotstuff. Coming from the west, you'll pass LeRoy's. If you're coming from the east, you've just missed Wagners when you get to LeRoy's, turn around in their parking lot, or stop for lunch first. To get downtown, take Wagners south. You'll pass Wagner's Restaurant (remember the BBQ) and another three blocks, @ the tracks, you reach Lincoln and downtown.

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    Downtown Porter

    by Toughluck Written Oct 16, 2006

    Downtown Porter is very straight forward, it's Lincoln Street along the tracks. Getting there is another matter. Coming in on US 20, the easiest way is to locate Wagner or Waverly Streets. Both are off US 20.

    Waverly is east of Wagner at a traffic light by Splash Down Dunes Waterpark. (near IN 49). Go south until you come to the Hawthorne park (on the right). The next stop sign @ the tracks is Lincoln. Turn right and you'll be downtown.

    Wagner is west of Waverly. Just west of Wagner is LeRoy's Hotstuff. Coming from the west, you'll pass LeRoy's. If you're coming from the east, you've just missed Wagners when you get to LeRoy's, turn around in their parking lot, or stop for lunch first. To get downtown, take Wagners south. You'll pass Wagner's Restaurant (remember the BBQ) and another three blocks, @ the tracks, you reach Lincoln and downtown.

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    South Shore train

    by sambarnett Updated Aug 17, 2003
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    Just like the early fans of the Indiana Dunes, you can take the train to the area. If you're coming from Chicago the South Shore train is actually a good option for visiting the Dunes. At least the most popular areas; off the beaten path places will be inaccesible.    Dunes stops are:

    Miller: Not really that convenient. Miller Woods Trail is close, but safety will be an issue for some. I think it would be safe enough during the day but night is a different story.

    Ogden Dunes: Across US 12 and just slightly east of the Inland Marsh Trail, but be careful crossing that highway!

    Dune Park: Very convenient station to the Indiana Dunes State Park (only 3/4 mile walk to the Lakeshore) and Calumet Bike Trail, although only collapsable bikes are allowed on the train. Hikers can use the Ly-co-ki-we Trail to reach the Visitor Center, about four miles east.

    Beverly Shores: Close to Dunewood Campground and Lake View beach.

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    Major highways

    by sambarnett Written Aug 17, 2003

    Interstate 94 passes south of the Indiana Dunes, the exits for US 20 and State Road 49 being the most convenient. The Indiana Toll Road, I-80/90, is located south of I-94.
       US 12, The Dunes Highway, passes through the heart of the Dunes as well as skirting the edge of the industrial section that stands where the Central Dunes once stood. Almost parallel to 12 is US 20, which forms the southern boundary of the park.
    Useful north-south roads are US 421, State Roads 49, 149 and 51 and I-65.

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