Trails & Beaches

ALL the area trails in ONE place. Right here!

November 17, 2017

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Please note: This is a work in progress, so feel free to submit any trails we may have missed!

Looking for a place to hike, but not sure where? Please peruse our list of trails that cover the entire dunes area from Berrien County in Michigan to Lake County in Indiana.

LaPorte County:

Krueger Memorial Park
Soldier’s Memorial Park
Wintergreen Woods
Hildebrand Lake Nature Preserve*

Warren Woods: During our spring ephemeral wildflower hike

Berrien County (Michigan):

Warren Dunes State Park in Bridgman~ 6 miles trails
Warren Woods Natural Area in Three Oaks~ 2 miles
Madeline Bertrand Green Trail in Niles ~ 5 miles
Love Creek in Berrien Center ~ 3.4 mile loop, 6 miles of trails

St. Joseph County:

Bendix Woods outside South Bend~ 2.3 miles trails
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve in New Carlisle ~ 4 miles trails
Rum Village Park in South Bend ~ 3 miles trails
St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend ~ 3-4 miles trails
Ferettie Baugo Creek in Osceola ~ 2 miles trails

Chellberg Farm/Little Calumet River Trail

Porter County:

Coffee Creek, Chesterton ~ 3 miles
Calumet Trail ~  9.1 mile trail
Cowles Bog Trail , Dune Acres~  4.7 mile loop

Dune Ridge Trail , Beverly Shores~  .7 mile

Miller Woods

Lake County:

Miller Woods ~ 3.4 miles
Hobart Woodland Trail ~ 2.2 miles
Marquette Rail Trail – 2.3 miles
The Erie Lackawanna
Monon Trail
Gibson Woods
Oak Ridge Prairie
Oak Savannah Trail (paved biking)~ 8.9
Miller Dunes Nature Preserve*
Bur Oak Woods Nature Preserve*
Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve*
Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserve*
Green Heron Pond Nature Preserve*
Hidden Prairie & Ivory Wetlands*
Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve*
Seidner Dune & Swale Nature Preserve*

There is also an awesome website that features all the area trails that was put together by Rafi Wilkinson for REI, it’s called the TRAIL RUN project

*Owned by Shirley Heinze Land Trust



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