Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm
618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 395-1882
Alt Phone: (219) 926-7561
These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein, the first known non-native resident of northwest Indiana, set up a fur trading post here in 1822. The main house has been restored to its 1917 appearance and is open for scheduled tours during the summer. The Bailly Cemetery is a 0.8 mile hike from the homestead.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Meet a ranger at the Bailly/Chellberg contact station for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.