Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stay at Songbird Prairie this weekend and enjoy farm to table at County Line Orchard
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                                    Stay at Songbird Prairie and visit the Little Birds Market
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

These Candy Shops In Indiana Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Explode Then stay 4 miles away at Indiana's Best Romantic Getaway Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa
I don’t know about you, but I love candy and chocolate. Especially right now (I think the baby I’m carrying has a bit of a sweet tooth problem). I decided to go digging for some chocolate and candy shops in the state. Unfortunately, I was only able to find 7 that have pictures and websites I could feature in this piece. I know there are more in Indiana and I know there’s more than just Indianapolis to the state. But, this list is a great place to start!
1. Albanese Candy

Albanese Confectionery Group is a company that has been known for making the best gummies and candies in the entire world. The best part? This candy and gummy giant is located right in Indiana. In Merrillville to be more specific. The gummies and candy you eat from this shop taste different – better than anything you're going to be able to buy anywhere else. 

Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. 
5441 East Lincoln Highway 
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Visit Marilyn’s Bakery during your stay at Indiana’s Best Romantic Getaway,                                                Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa
Well-known for its pies, this bakery was established in 1986 and is located on Johnson's Farm Produce. This family-run bake shop makes about 70,000 homemade pies per year. All ingredients that don't come from the farm are locally sourced otherwise.
October is apple season at this fabulous place. In addition to pies, this means guests can enjoy a wealth of delicious apple dumplings, apple slices, apple bread, apple donuts, and apple cake with cream cheese frosting.
Guests will also find pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin bread this time of year. Halloween-themed cookies and other pastries also abound.
The staff at Marilyn's Bakery begin early each morning to bake up the freshest muffins, croissants, brownies, scones, cinnamon rolls, and much more. The shop is also known for its English Toffee, which will be available from November through March.
March through October, savory options like soups, and sandwiches are served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests enjoy savory pies, grilled cheese, and quiche. Regular hours for the bakery are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marilyn’s Bakery is located at 2600, 8960 E Ridge Rd., Hobart, IN 46342\
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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Indiana Beach That’s Unlike Any Other In The World
and Indiana's Best Romantic Getaway is Songbird Prairie
Let’s face it: the words “Indiana” and “beach” don’t normally go together, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Indiana’s lakeside attractions. Hoosiers know, however, that while we aren’t a coastal state, we have plenty of amazing bodies of water and beaches that are truly unique. There’s one beach in particular, though, that’s unlike any other in the entire world.
Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton houses one of the most incredible beaches on the planet. Stepping onto these dunes will have you believing you just entered one of the most special places in the world.
The Indiana dunes found in this state park and beach are an ecological wonder that were formed during the Ice Age. If you love exploring nature and gawking at incredible sand dunes, you'll absolutely fall in love with this beach.
his stunning state park is home to over 2,000 miles of dunes, beaches, swamps, marshes, forests, and pine groves, with over 16.5 miles of trails. If you're looking for a beach day you'll never forget, you'll find it at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Come spend a day basking in the sun and playing in the sand at this incredible beach. Go swimming or cozy up with a good book and read while enjoying a gorgeous day outdoors.
You can also check out the trails to see more of the dunes to turn the day into a beach adventure. You'll find this unique state park beach at 1600 N 25th E, Chesterton, IN 46304 
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

This Saturday, Make "Your" Birds a Part of October Big Day
Following on the heels of May's spectacularly successful Global Big Day, we're inviting the world to be part of the first-ever October Big Day. No matter where you live, this month is a great time to get outside, find birds, and record them in eBird. From springtime in South America to autumn in China, let’s see what we can find together on the first October Big Day!

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4 Billion Birds Will Fly Over North America This Fall
For the first time ever we have an idea of just how busy the skies are at this time of year. Most birds migrate at night, out of sight and beyond earshot. To count these enormous flights, Cornell Lab scientists used weather radar and big data analyses. Their estimates also give us an idea of the birds' overall survival rates. Read more about this cutting-edge research.

Which Species Is This?
Our mystery bird this month is a chunky little songbird colored like a caramel sundae. It's the only songbird that breeds exclusively in Canada, and at this time of year it heads down to the southern Great Plains, though it has a habit of wandering and has turned up in every state in the Lower 48. Do you know which species this is? Check your answer and learn more

Enjoy Feeder Birds With Project FeederWatch: Keep an eye out for our handsome quiz bird at backyard feeders. And while you're at it, why not join Project FeederWatch and tell us what's visiting your backyard? It makes feeding birds more fun, and it helps scientists.
It's not often that a sparrow takes center stage, but the Harris's Sparrow is a showstopper with its handsome black bib and pink bill. It’s North America's largest sparrow and the only songbird that breeds in Canada and nowhere else in the world. In winter it settles in the south-central Great Plains, where it is a backyard favorite. Unfortunately, Harris's Sparrow populations are declining; its restricted range make it vulnerable to habitat loss on the wintering and breeding grounds.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Scenic Drive For Fall Foliage

Scenic Drives 1st day take a scenic drive along the coast of the Dunes National Lakeshore. This drive is sure to deliver great leaf peeping-fall drama. Climb Mount Baldy which stands an imposing 123 feet tall and is the largest "living" dune that marram grass and cottonwood trees cannot hold in place. This giant mound of sand actually moves south at a rate of four to five feet each year, burying all woodlands in its path. Or try the 3 -Dune challenge! Or for the fainter in heart, walk the Prairie Duneland Trail and return to the Inn for two full body massages in our spa suite. The 2nd day visit County Line Orchard for apple picking and Valparaiso’s own Anderson Winery for a bottle of local wine. 
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