Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Park was established in 2019.
The park runs for about 20 miles along the southern shore of Lake Michigan and covers 24 square miles. The sand dune, wetland, prairie, river, and forest ecosystems are the remains of moraines from the last ice age.
The park contains 15 miles of beaches, as well as sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. The park is also noted for its singing sands. More than 374 species of birds have been observed in the park and more than 1,400 species of vascular plants, ranking it 8th in total plant species among all units of the National Park System.
Visitors climbing Mt. Baldy killed it’s vegetation and wind now makes it migrate as much as 20 feet a year.

West Beach

Great Marsh and Mt. Baldy


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