About Dune Acres
Railroad service and the allure of lakeside living drew residents to Dune Acres.
Located in Northwest Indiana in Porter County, just off the shores of Lake Michigan, Dune Acres is home to a rich railway heritage. The close-knit beachfront town is quickly becoming a favorite tourist destination and place to call home.
Numerous parks, trails and gardens dot the local landscape, providing opportunities for walking, running, biking and cross-country skiing. For Naturalists, the Brinkca Cross Gardens County Park, spanning more than four acres, showcase the numerous plant species native to the area. The nearby Indiana Dunes State Park offers hiking trails and picturesque dune landscapes and is a large part of the area’s past, present and future.
The town’s shining jewel is its historic clubhouse, situated atop one of the tallest dunes on the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan with magnificent views of Chicago and the surrounding areas.
Homes in Dune Acres include original log homes built in the 1920’s, beach cabins on large lots and more modern, new construction homes in a natural wooded or lake-front setting. While many are full-time residents who enjoy the tranquility of the community, others consider their Dune Acres home to be a second home used primarily on the weekends and during the summer months.
Porter County is home to an acclaimed public-school system, as well as a number of private education options.
Indiana Toll Road offers easy Interstate travel and the community is served by the South Shore Line commuter railroad, whose Dune Park station is just one mile east of the town.