Cowles Bog Trail

This is where Henry Chandler Cowles conducted his landmark study of the dunes’ vegetation succession. Pass through wooded dunes and wetlands until you reach a quiet beach on Lake Michigan. This trail has an ecologically rich landscape that offers excellent plant and wildlife viewing.

Phone: (219) 395-1882
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1450 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Dune Acres, IN 46304

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Fax: (219) 395-1767

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Paul H. Douglas Trail (Formerly Miller Woods)

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