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Heron Rookery Trail

Address

1320 N. 600 East, Michigan City, IN 46360

Contact

Phone: (219) 395-1882

About

For more than 60 years, herons nested here along Little Calumet River. Though the heron rookery is no longer active, the 1.6-mile trail is a good spot for viewing other bird species. The oak savanna habitat near the abandoned rookery is also home to Karner blue butterflies, federally listed as endangered. National Lakeshore resource managers conduct prescribed burns to maintain open savanna habitat. In springtime, the woods along the trail are carpeted with wildflowers, including trillium, Dutchman's breeches, hepatica, and mayapple.

Events:

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

Date: Sunday, May 13
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Heron Rookery for a two-hour wildflower hike to see that woodland flowers are blooming. The Heron Rookery is perhaps the best location in the region to see spring wildflowers. Celebrate part of Mother's Day in your national park while enjoying nature.