Hikes in Indiana

Set your sights on Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which preserves scenic waterfront on Lake Michigan at the north end of the state. Dunewood Campground is a good place to stay in the park, and there are several trails to explore, including the self-guided Dune Succession Trail, which depicts the ecological transition from sand dune to forest on the great lake’s shore.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
A summer sunset at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Succession Trail West Beach hike beach Lake Michigan
Dune Succession Trail in the West Beach area of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a mile-long look at the stages of dune development, starting with a beach on the shore of Lake Michigan and ending with a boardwalk through a forest that has risen from the sand. There is 125 feet of elevation gain along the loop, covered by 250 boardwalk steps. In addition to the... Read more.
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Distance: 1 mile – Elevation change: 125 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 18, 2014
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore camping Dunewood Campground
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore protects 15,000 acres of lakefront, dunes, bogs, and marshes on the edge of Lake Michigan in northeastern Indiana. Dunewood Campground is the principal campground in the park with 78 sites (53 drive-up sites and 25-walk-in sites). The first-come first-serve campground is open seasonally from April to October. Sites are $18 per night (as... Read more.
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By: hikespeak Last updated: November 18, 2014