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Miller Woods

Address

100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Contact

Phone: 21939518221

Alt Phone: (219) 395-1821

About

Birders consider this 75-acre natural oasis amid the industry and urban environs of Gary among the best birding sites in the region. Black oaks dominate savanna woodlands that are home to 287 recorded species of plants and animals, including the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. Ecologist Henry Cowles spent much time studying the Miller Woods area. Hike or ski the 1.1-mile Miller Woods loop trail, which leads past an overlook of a marsh that teems with wildlife, including rare blue-spotted salamanders and western chorus frogs.

Events:

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Miller Woods has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Miller Woods

Dates: July 01 - August 19, 2018
10am-noon (CT)

Volunteers are needed for a morning of caring for your national park on Saturdays and Sundays at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Mill Woods Projects such as removing invasive species, planting natives, or picking up trash will focus on the preservation and restoration of the rare black oak savanna and wetland complexes found in Miller Woods. This will be an outdoor activity so dress for the weather and be prepared to walk off-trail in the woods. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided.  

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Miller Woods Hike - Sundays

Dates: August 05 - August 26, 2018
1:30-3:30pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's beautiful Miller Woods. The hike starts at the national lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels though varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. These hikes will be offered every Sunday in August.

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Community Hike & Sunset Paddle

Date: Thursday, August 16
6-8pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a sunset hike through the beautiful Miller Woods. Then paddle on the Marquette Lagoon. For reservations call 219-395-1824.

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Miller Woods Hike - Sundays

Dates: October 14 - October 28, 2018
1:30-3:30pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's beautiful Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center. The hike is spectacular in its varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent.

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Miller Woods Hike - Sundays

Dates: November 04 - November 25, 2018
1:30-3:30pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's beautiful Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center. The hike is spectacular in its varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent.