There's nothing like a hike through the colorful, autumn woods on a bright morning. The colorful leaves left on the trees, and those on the ground simply glow in the sunlight. This is especially true when hiking the wooded dunes of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park. The variety of environments encountered on a single trail certainly breaks up any monotony usually experienced while hiking in a forest.
From colorful leaves to grassland and sand in just a few moments, the trails here wind and climb the rolling dunes, following ridges and valleys until meeting the beach and Lake Michigan. The trails dramatically open up to the Lake, offering spectacular views no matter the elevation.
So many different environments in just a single trail. Woods, savanna, beach, conifer forest, all just steps apart, and all interesting in any season.
Posted by Tom Gill at Thursday, November 10, 2016