Heron Rookery West

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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1301 N. 450 West, Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: (219) 395-1882

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Tolleston Dunes Trail

This scenic trail leads up and down the high ridges of the Tolleston Dunes, formed about 10,000 years ago when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than…

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Porter Beach

This is a popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports, and catching some rays. There are bathrooms and a small foot wash…

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Glenwood Dunes Trail

Cross over two ancient dune ridges created as Lake Michigan receded 11,000 years ago. This trail is used for hiking, horseback riding…

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Great Marsh Trail

Just a short stroll to an accessible observation platform provides a great view of this recently restored wetland. Wading birds like herons and…

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