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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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Marquette Park

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary

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

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Miller Woods

100 N. Lake St., Gary

Birders consider this 75-acre natural oasis amid the industry and urban...Read More

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Mount Baldy

101 Rice St. (US Hwy 12), Michigan City

The largest "living" dune in the National Lakeshore. Mount Baldy is currently...Read More

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Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail

301 S. Colfax St., Griffith

One of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse corridors to be found, the...Read More

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Pinhook Bog

700 N. Wozniak Rd., Michigan City

This true bog is a must-see adventure experience. Located several miles inland,...Read More

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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

6150 US Hwy 12 (100 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage

Formerly an industrial site for National Steel, this 57-acre lakefront site...Read More

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Red Mill County Park

0185 S. Holmesville Rd., La Porte

Part of the La Porte County Parks system, this park encompasses 160 acres of...Read More

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Rogers Lakewood Park

5320 N. Meridian Rd., Valparaiso

A long time popular attraction, Rogers Lakewood Park has been a respite for...Read More

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Salt Creek Public Fishing Area

W. County Road 500 North, Valparaiso

This 75-acre public fishing area provides access to Salt Creek, where you'll...Read More

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Soldiers Memorial Park

250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte

556-acre park surrounds 160-acre Stone Lake and borders on Pine Lake. Public...Read More

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Stoney Run County Park

9230 E. 142nd Ave., Hebron

Stoney Run County Park encompasses 316 acres of oak-hickory woodlands, ponds,...Read More

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park

775 Meridian Rd., Valparaiso

Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a lovely 235-acre park where you'll find a...Read More

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Tolleston Dunes Trail

5800 Dunes Hwy., Portage

Moderate trails measuring 2.6 miles make for not only a great hike, but...Read More

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West Beach

376 N. County Line Rd., Gary

A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand and a stationed lifeguard make this beach one...Read More

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Woodland Park

2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage

This 64-acre park offers good wildlife viewing in a suburban setting. Crabapple...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.