This trail segment connects the south parking lot to the Cowles Bog trail system. See the Cowles Bog Trail
page for the featured run at Cowles Bog. Use insect repellent, wear long sleeves, and tuck long pants into socks to avoid ticks and poison ivy.
This parking lot also serves the Calumet Rail Trail and Porter Brickyard Bike Trail.
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