After a family graduation party this afternoon in Indiana, we thought we’d check out a couple of trails on our way home. First, we stopped at the Calumet Trail, donned our walking shoes, coated ourselves in bug spray, and headed east from the Michigan City trailhead off Route 12.
It was an interesting walk, with a unique mix of wildflowers and industry along the South Shore commuter rail line and under the NIPSCO power lines. Unfortunately, some of the wildflowers had grown into the trail, which made it a little scratchy in a few places, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.
Our second stop was at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore‘s Great Marsh. We didn’t walk much here because our son was tired, but we got a got a great look at the Marsh and a pair of kingfishers. We will definitely come back here!
Since we were near Portage, Indiana, we also checked out the Prairie Duneland Trail and the Iron Horse Heritage Trail for future walks. We determined that there are still a lot of great places in Northwest Indiana, for us to walk!
Good day, good walk!