We needed a 3-day weekend for this Park Adventure (and we still only got an introduction). Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a smaller part of the National Park Service, but it has so many vistas to see and exploring to be done. Lake Michigan provides a lovely back drop for most every adventure at the Lakeshore, but the inland marshes and bogs are beautiful in their own ways.
With 15 miles of lakeshore, 15,000 acres of land, and 50 miles of trails, there is more than enough space to explore and learn about at Indiana Dunes NL. We started at the Visitor's Center on National Public Lands Day. The park volunteer there recommended Cowles Bog Trail. We made that first on our list! It was a fantastic morning hike!
Our next adventure led us to Lakeshore Drive. We stopped at beaches, historic houses, and dunes. We wish we would have had more time in the area. We will be back some day. It was a great relaxing weekend out in our public lands! Until next time, keep on Trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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