The first time I headed to Indiana Dunes State Park, a friend of mine told me to be sure to hike Trail #9. Let me show you what makes it so great. You start off in the woods along a sandy path. There are ferns and wildflowers growing everywhere. We also saw blueberries and raspberries.
After a while, you take a turn up a hill of sand, and emerge on top of sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan.
The views are incredible. On a clear day you can see Chicago. On this day, Chicago was very hazy in the distance, so I couldn't really capture it on film.
The boys had a grand time climbing the dunes. Since we were out early, there weren't any others around and we had the place to ourselves.