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
Website: http://www.nps.gov/indu

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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 Center for Environmental Education

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The largest "living" dune in the National Park, Mount Baldy moves about four feet every year, burying everything in its path, including trees. While…

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Tremont Picnic Area

Enjoy a picnic under a picnic shelter at this wooded picnic area and watch the trains go by. This picnic area has picnic tables and restrooms.

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