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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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Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area

State Road 49, Wheatfield

This 650-acre parcel, donated by NiSource, conserves a mix of wetlands, black...Read More

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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes...Read More

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Bluhm County Park

3855 S. 1100 West, Westville

This park encompasses 96 acres of upland forest, wetlands, prairie, and a pond....Read More

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Brincka-Cross Gardens

427 Furness Rd., Michigan City

Beautiful Brincka-Cross Gardens opened to the public for the first time in...Read More

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Calumet Bike Trail

Broadway, South of US Hwy 12, Beverly Shores

Bike, hike, or ski this 9.2 - mile gravel trail, which skirts the southern...Read More

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Chustak Public Fishing Area

West 600 North Rd., South Haven

This 76-acre public fishing area offers access to Salt Creek, where you’ll...Read More

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Coffee Creek Park

246 E. Morgan Ave., Chesterton

Located next to the historic Chesterton business district, Coffee Creek Park...Read More

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

NE Corner of I 80/90 & IN 49, Chesterton

This beautiful 167-acre preserve showcases an inspiring and aesthetically...Read More

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Countryside Park and Alton Goin Museum

5250 US Hwy. 6, Portage

Located in Countryside Park and operated by the Portage Community Historical...Read More

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Cowles Bog

1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

Don't miss the chance to see Cowles Bog, one of the great natural areas in the...Read More

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Creek Ridge County Park

7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City

A series of accessible boardwalks allow visitors a chance to experience the...Read More

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Deep River County Park

9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart

Deep River County Park offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and pure fun...Read More

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Deer Trail Park

Ameriplex Dr., Portage

This small park, opened in 2007, offers many recreational activities, including...Read More

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Forest Park

851 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso

Though Forest Park is just ten acres in size, it is a lovely spot for a stroll...Read More

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Foundation Meadows Park

3210 Campbell St., Valparaiso

Foundation Meadows includes features for all ages and many interests. A one...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.