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|Cowles Bog Trail System
||Cowles Bog Trail System
||N. Mineral Springs Road, Chesterton 46304
- Bird along the dike and trail
- Walk up a steep dune on a designated trail
- Hike two miles to the beach
- Anchor your boat near the shore and picnic on the beach
- Area opens at 7 a.m. and closes 30 minutes past sunset, daily
- Parking for cars in a north lot near the Dune Acres guard shack, and a south lot by Mineral Springs Road & Highway 12
- Information board listing current park activities
- Starting at I-94 and Indiana 49, go north about 3 miles to U.S. Highway 12.
- Take the U.S. Highway 12 exit (exit is on left).
- Turn left onto U.S. Highway 12 / Dunes Highway.
- Take U.S. Highway 12 two miles until you reach Mineral Springs Road.
- Turn right onto Mineral Springs Road; Cowles Bog parking area will be on your left (west).