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 area, and the high dunes are a great place to bird watch.

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

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3050 Wabash Ave., Porter, IN 46304

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

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Heron Rookery Trail and Reynold’s Creek

Though the heron rookery is no longer active, the 1.6-mile trail is a good spot for viewing other bird species.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

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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…

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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side. Bailly Homestead is named for Joseph Bailly, the first known non-native region resident, who set up…

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Porter-Brickyard Trail

This trail features forest views, bridges over U.S. 20 and U.S. 12, and a way to get from the Prairie Duneland Trail to the Calumet Bike Trail.…

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