Grand Illinois Trail

This trail is part of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Greenways and Blueways trail system.

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Dune Succession Trail

The Dunes Succession Trail links with two others in the national park system, covering a total of 3.6 miles. As the name suggests, this trail is a…

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Michigan City Harbor (Washington Park Marina)

This harbor is a favorite lakefront birding site just miles from the Michigan State line in Northwest Indiana. East of Trail Creek, low dunes offer…

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Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve

See one of the rarest ecosystems in the state at the 41-acre Cressmoor Preserve. The black-soil prairie contains at least 10 plants and five insects…

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Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve

Search these large woods for small things. More than 40 rare Indiana plants are contained within the dense trees—salamanders hide under logs,…

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