U.S. Bike Route

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

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Forest Park

Though Forest Park is just ten acres in size, it is a lovely spot for a stroll or for a family picnic. Oak and hickory trees dominate the woodlands…

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Indiana Dunes State Park

A state park surrounded by a national park, the Indiana Dunes State Park is 2,182 acres of dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine…

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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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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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