Fall and winter show Indiana Dunes in a whole new light
By Ken Kosky
Autumn is the perfect season for a nature escape to see the fall leaves.
I recently got out and enjoyed a long hike at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton.
I have two favorite trails at Dunes State Park. The 3 Dune Challenge Trail involves climbing the three highest sand dunes, but the views are amazing. I also like trail 9 because it starts in the woods before making its way to wonderful views of Lake Michigan.
On my recent hike, the leaves of orange, yellow and red were at their peak, which means the colors should be around into November.
There are also two great autumn drives for those who would rather enjoy a leisurely drive and stop for a great meal or some wine tasting.
Visit our autumn page for more information about fall in the Indiana Dunes and our winter page for more info about the snowy months.