Fall '14 -- New York State travel blog

Slide Dune

Chicago Skyline ... about 40 miles across Lake Michigan

Lots of sand

Lots of wind and waves

Our little spot in the woods

Tunnel of trees

Michigan City Lighthouse

Close up ... wave action

Tracks in the sand

Oh, look, a local craft brewery ... I'll think I'll stop

I knew it!!!!!

The old and the new ... fur trader J. Bailly, original settler...

The Swede, Chellberg, established this farm near Bailly

Taking the trail

Wave action at Portage Lakefront breakwater

That's the Chicago Skyline

Fitting design for the Portage Lakefront Education Center

Vine growth brings interesting look in the fall

More red vines


The very southern end of Lake Michigan is a beautiful landscape of sand dunes, put in place partially by the Wisconsin Glacier, mostly by the northern winds over the centuries. Lots of beautiful sights only minutes from the busy cities of Gary and Hammond, Indiana and within sight across the lake of Chicago. A nice start to our trip to New York and the fall of 2014. We set up camp at Indiana Dunes State Park. The National Lakeshore was established during the Kennedy era ... it contains over 15,000 acres, includes over 15 miles of beach. You'd never know you were so near to steel towns and Chicago when walking the trails and sifting sand between your toes.



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