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Hiking in Indiana Dunes

Whether a leisurely stroll along the incredible shoreline or a heartier hike through the extensive variety of trails, Indiana Dunes Country is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore. From sand to oak forest, hike renowned trails; climb Mount Baldy, a 125-foot “living dune;” or walk among native wild lupines in the land known as the birthplace of ecology. Or for a change of scenery, take a walk through the area’s many historic sites, museums, preserves and parks.

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Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond

Thousands of years ago, as Glacial Lake Chicago slowly shrank in size...Read More

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Glenwood Dunes Trail

1475 N. Brummitt Rd., Chesterton

Formerly called "Ly-co-ki-we" which is said to mean "sandy ground" in the Miami...Read More

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Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park

21690 Range Line Rd., Hebron

This 2,069-acre park, located along the historic Kankakee River, floods...Read More

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Hammond Lakefront Park and Bird Sanctuary

701 Casino Center Dr., Hammond

A truly unexpected find. A small, 600-meter tract nestled in the middle of an...Read More

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Heron Rookery Trail

1320 N. 600 East, Michigan City

For more than 60 years, herons nested here along Little Calumet River. Though...Read More

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Imagination Glen Park

2275 McCool Rd., Portage

The largest park in the Portage Park system, 256-acre Imagination Glen Park is...Read More

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

While thoughts of sunbathing and swimming in Lake Michigan might first lure you...Read More

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Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

5822 Fish and Wildlife Ln., Medaryville

This gem of a wildlife area conserves 8,062 acres of wetland, upland, and...Read More

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Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area

4320 W. Toto Rd., North Judson

Designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, 4,199-acre...Read More

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Kankakee Sands

3294 N. US Hwy 41, Morocco

Kankakee Sands conserves more than 7,000 acres of prairie, savanna, and...Read More

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Lake View Picnic Area/Kemil & Dunbar Beaches

50 W. Lake Front Dr., Beverly Shores

While Lake View can be filled with beach-goers in summer, it's a good place to...Read More

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LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area

4752 W. 1050 North, Lake Village

LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area conserves 3,797 acres of hardwood forests,...Read More

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Little Calumet River Trail

401 Howe Rd., Porter

The Little Calumet Trail, located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is...Read More

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Luhr County Park

3178 S. 150 West, LaPorte

Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems:...Read More

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Marquette Park

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary

In 1921, the United States Steel Corporation donated lakefront lands along...Read More

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.