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Heron Rookery Trail and Reynold's Creek

Address

1320 N. 600 East, Michigan City, IN 46360

Contact

Phone: (219) 395-1882

Alt Phone: (219) 926-7561

Fax: (219) 395-1767

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 Though the heron rookery is no longer active, the 1.6-mile trail is a good spot for viewing other bird species. 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.