Portion of Mineral Springs Road Closed during Maple Sugar Time
The National Park Service will close off the portion of Mineral Springs Road between Oak Hill Road and U.S. Highway 20, in Porter, Indiana, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2, 8, and 9. This closure will allow visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Maple Sugar Time to safely park and walk into the program site at Chellberg Farm.
For more information on this closure, please contact ranger Rich Eshenaur and for information on Maple Sugar Time, please contact the park information desk at 219-926-7561, extension 225.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/INDU.
Did You Know?
Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.