1184 North Mineral Springs Road, Dune Acres, IN 46304
Cowles Bog Trail is an Indiana Dunes National Park classic. The trail highlights the park's outstanding plant diversity, yet it is close to some of Northwest Indiana's industry. Explore several distinct habitats along this 4.7-mile trail, including ponds, marshes, swamps, black oak savannas, and beaches. Steep sand dunes near Lake Michigan can make this a strenuous journey. Many visitors pack a lunch to enjoy at the shoreline while resting for the return trip (don't forget to "pack out" your trash). Make sure to bring plenty of water, sun protection, and extra clothing layers, as the weather at the lake can be very different than at the parking lot.