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New Carlisle, Indiana

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  • New Carlisle, Indiana

    Hike the Glacier Flats Trail at Spicer Lake Nature Reserve

    2 mi
    The Glacier Flats Trail is a 1.5 mile loop that guides you through the Old Field Trail and past the Buttonbrush Wetland and observation platform. You will continue along the trail past an open field and then into the woods.  Along the way you will enjoy the colors of the wildflowers and likely an...
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  • Chesterton, Indiana

    Hike the 3 Dune Challenge

    1.5 mi / 552 ft gain
    Start at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center (the first exit off the roundabout in the park after the toll), after receiving your park map, and follow the 3 dune challenge. This challenge, looping trails 8 and 4, involves climbing to the top of Mt. Jackson (176 feet), Mt. Holden (184 feet)...
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  • Porter, Indiana

    Indiana Dunes Trail 8 And 7 Loop

    1.95 mi / 370 ft gain
    Indiana Dunes Trail 8 and 7 Loop is a 2 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Chesterton, Indiana.
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  • Dune Acres, Indiana

    Hike the Cowles Bog Trail, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    4.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead parking lot: take Mineral Springs Road towards the community of Dune Acres. Just before you get to the guard shack for the community, turn onto the gravel road to the right - there will be signs indicating Cowles Bog Trail parking. Once parked, walk back towards the Dune A...
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  • Gary, Indiana

    Hike the Dune Succession Trail, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 mi / 150 ft gain
    This hike provides a great opportunity to explore the variable landscape and terrain in Indiana Dunes National Park. From the parking lot head north on a paved walkway toward Lake Michigan's shoreline. Next, walk down the boardwalk to the beach. Once you reach the coast, you'll have amazing view...
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  • Winona Lake, Indiana

    Hike Winona Lake Trail

    7.2 mi / 252 ft gain
    Winona Lake Trail is a 7.3 mile loop hike or mountain bike ride through both paved and forest terrain near Winona Lake, Indiana. This is a shared trail with mountain bikers, so be sure to keep an eye out when you're on the trail.Be sure to bring some bug spray and be prepared for a muddy hike/rid...
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