Northwest Indiana Preserves
for Free Weekend Getaways & Outdoor Adventures
Heron Rookery Trail (Michigan City, Indiana)
Follows the banks of the Little Calumet River for, quite possibly, the best place in Indiana Dunes National Park for spring wildflowers.
Miller Woods (at Paul H. Douglas Trail) (Gary, Indiana)
In this black oak savanna within Indiana Dunes National Park, wildflowers blossom from spring into fall. Hike past rolling dunes and flooded swales, where beavers startle with slaps from their tails, then over high dunes to reach the Lake Michigan shore.