Heron Rookery East

The Heron Rookery Trail was a Great Blue Heron nesting ground for 60 years. The Great Blue Herons have moved on, but the 3.3-mile trail is a great birdwatching spot, as well as a popular fishing spot. Heron Rookery East is the eastern trailhead and parking lot.

Fishing access at GPS Coordinates: 41.6697402, -86.9515129

Amenities: Family Friendly, Fishing, Group Friendly (20+), Pet Friendly (on leash), Birdwatching, Hiking, Wildflowers, Wildlife Watching

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Website: https://www.nps.gov/indu

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1336 N. 600 East, Michigan City, IN 46360

Phone: (219) 395-1882

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