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Outdoor Activities Portage IN

There are outdoor activities for every season, climate and landscape. Types of outdoor activities include mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and ice climbing, as well as water sports like kayaking and canoeing. Read on to learn more and to find local resources in Portage, IN that give access to outdoor activities and outdoor recreation.

Valpo VIP Men's Soccer Camp
(219) 464-5059
1009 Union St.
Valparaiso, IN
 
Camelot Bowling Centers Inc
(219) 762-8558
5201 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(219) 787-6800
6425 Daniel Burnham Dr.
Portage, IN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cash Indiana Pawn Shop
(219) 962-5626
855 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 
Flag Stick
(219) 926-2108
1603 South Calumet Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(219) 924-2237
10251 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, IN
 
Ed`s Scooter World
(219) 762-6106
2872 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN
 
Dunes U Store
(219) 938-3800
6880 Melton Road
Gary, IN
 
Creekside Outfitters
(219) 926-1113
358 Indian Boundary Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Dexter`s Bike Shop
(219) 759-1431
786 McCool Rd
Valparaiso, IN
 

Top 5 Tips for Dads at the Beach


Top 5 tips for dads at the beachA trip to the beach is supposed to a time to simply relax and revel in the natural beauties of a vacant landscape. Facing the vast expanse of sand and sea, it's easy to just enjoy the sun on your face and forget about all of your responsibilities in the office buildings and homes that clutter your inland turf.

Of course, not every trip to the beach goes like it's supposed to, and as fathers know, nothing can change your plans more quickly than a posse of kids for whom you're responsible.

Suddenly, your time spent sun tanning is cut short when you're called upon to remove the sand from your toddler's sandwich. In lieu of catching some waves, you may have to apologize to the woman who was just hit in the back with a football. And the one thing that can topple the overwhelming sense of comfort of a beach at sunset is the gargantuan libido of an adolescent in a bathing suit.

But because a day at the beach is a gift too precious to be squandered, be sure to strategize before heading out on the sandy battlefield. Remember, you only have a few months before a day at the beach means you're lost, not on vacation.

This summer, remember the top 5 ways to enjoy yourself at the beach:

1.) Have your kids bury each other: As a glorious gift to parents, kids actually enjoy being buried at the beach. Encourage your kids to do this early in the day, and take your time uncovering them. Of course, there will be one left above ground once this is completed, but otherwise it's just you and the surf.

2.) Bring sunglasses and a magazine: No, not to read - you can do that anywhere. This decoy ploy has for years allowed men to check out the beach babes without the wife knowing.

3.) Strategically apply suntan lotion: Do this in private at the beginning of the day, and then revel in your family's amusement that night as they see "Life's A Beach" tanned onto your chest.

4.) Pretend to lose your wed...

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