Plan Your Visit
There is no one-size-fits-all for planning your trip to the dunes. There are so many ways to enjoy the park throughout the seasons. Spring splashes the river banks of the Heron Rookery with an abundance of colorful wildflowers in this birder's paradise. Lake Michigan summer sunsets paint the skies with vibrant rays that light up a picture-perfect picnic settings, in fall, Maple trees burst with warm red and golden hues crafting a spectacular backdrop for a hike by the Chellberg Farm, and winter brings a scenic canvass of virgin white and blue begging for a cross-country ski escapade.
Each season offers exciting ways to enjoy the park. As the seasons change, so do the recreational opportunities, park facility operating hours, closures, and safety concerns. Follow these links to help you shape your special way to visit the splendor of the dunes.