Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is unique because it is a patchwork of protected lands broken into sections by harbors, factories, towns, and the state park. The beaches it protects are very popular with sunbathers and families in the summer. The winter brings great views and draws smaller crowds. The patchworkness of the park (yes I…

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Mount Baldy

I have a confession to make: the beginning of this month I was obsessed with baldness – bald geographical features that is. Haha! But seriously, it dawned on me afterwards that two of the places I hiked within 6 days were balds: Andrews Bald at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mount Baldy at Indiana…

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Dune Succession Trail

In 2015, on one of our day-trips from Chicago, Lizzie and I visited Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park. We started off our day by hiking the Dune Succession Trail, which is part of the West Beach Trail System. The trail is popular and well photographed due to the view of the…

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