Mount Baldy Fall Colors Hike

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Date: October 15, 2015
Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882

Join a park ranger for a hike on Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mount Baldy to enjoy a spectacular view of the fall colors and learn about the research that continues into the dune’s mysterious holes. The hike takes place on Sunday, October 18, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. It is free, but reservations are required. Call the visitor center’s information number at 219-395-1882 to reserve a spot on this tour.
This program meets at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. After a brief introduction, participants will follow the ranger to the Mount Baldy parking lot. During the 1 ½ hour hike, the ranger will guide groups to a high point on the dune that overlooks the location where mysterious holes were first observed in July of 2013 and then to a location on the southern portion of the dune for a great view of the fall colors. The hike will use a trail on the western and southern edge of the dune that has been determined to be safe from holes. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 408 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. Check our Facebook page at

Last updated: October 15, 2015

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