Places To Visit In Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana Dunes National Park is one of the best place to spend your holiday. If you like bird watching Indiana Dunes is the perfect place for you. The park is home for some rare species of birds. If you are a beach lover the major attraction of Indiana Dunes are the beaches. The beautiful landscapes, sand dunes and beaches makes the park perfect to visit during summer. Here we have mentioned the top places to visit in Indiana Dunes National Park

Mount Baldy

Mount Beach Trail is a short hike with a steep climb along loose sand. The dune rises 126 feet off the beach, which is one of the tallest lakefront dunes in the world. It is also one of the most visited places in the park. The trail rewards you with a stunning view of the lake. 

Mount Baldy Beach Trail is a 0.8 mile that features a lake. It is perfect for all levels of hikers. The hike has a steep trail, so avoid bringing large cooler and other beach items as it will be difficult to climb.

Portage Lakefront And Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk is a popular location and is a great place to view Lake Michigan, you get to see stunning clouds build over the lake. It is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. It is one of the best places to watch migrating birds in the spring and summer. It is also easy access to the lakefront and trails that highlight dune succession. 

Dunes Succession Trail

The Dunes Succession Trail is one of the best hikes in Indiana Dunes National Park. The trail can be 0.9 mile short loop or 3.4 mile long depending on what you like and time constraint. The trail includes a wooden boardwalk and you even get to walk on sand.

The trailhead starts at the West Beach Parking lots. The trail is a great place to see ecological dune succession. You get to see amazing dunes and interdunal ponds close up as you hike along the boardwalks.

West Beach

West Beach offers great hiking and relaxing at the beach. It gives great views. After hiking, you can relax and swim at the beach. West Beach, are busier than others as they are easy to access and amenities, all feature soft sand and beautiful clear waters. West Beach requires fees to access during the peak times.

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