The Run Down
Visiting the Indiana Dunes National Park is usually a summertime affair. When there's fresh snow on the ground, however, it's an entirely different experience that might have you thinking these Midwest winters aren't so bad after all. Take the kids an hour south of the city for an easy winter hike up sand dunes and through patches of pine forests that lead you out to Lake Michigan. Afterward, on the way back to the city, treat the family to a feast at a seafood shack on the side of the road.