The nearest parking lots are located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 with Brummitt Road and at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 with Kemil Road (East State Park Road (300 E). Run the Glenwood Dunes Trail
to access this extension.
The trail winds through ancient forested dunes and connects with the main Glenwood Dunes Trail
. The trail surface is a mixture of packed dirt and loose sand. The roundtrip distance from the train station to the Glenwood Dunes Trail
and back is 2.6 miles. Use insect repellent, wear long sleeves, and tuck long pants into socks to avoid ticks and poison ivy.
The national lakeshore was established in 1966 to preserve for the educational, inspirational, and recreational use of the public, certain portions of the Indiana Dunes and other areas of scenic, scientific, and historic interest and recreational value in the state of Indiana. About two million annual visitors enjoy the parks 15,000 acres of wetlands, prairies, sand dunes, oak savannas, forests, and historic sites. The parks beach hugs the southern shore of Lake Michigan from Gary, IN, to Michigan City, IN. For more information, visitnps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/…