Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Bailly-Chellberg Hike

Porter, Indiana 46304

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Bailly-Chellberg Hike

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Bailly-Chellberg Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Get a glimpse of early settlement life in northwestern Indiana by touring the homesteads of two frontier families. You’ll also see wooded ravines, rich bottomland forest that grows beside the Little Calumet River, and a curious old cemetery.

The hike starts 100 yards south of the farm, at the back of the former visitor center, where you’ll follow the trail to the right (north) as it runs along the top of a 40-foot wooded ravine. The first farm building you’ll pass is the maple-sugar house, followed by a windmill with a pump house, a harness shop, a corncrib, a chicken house, the restored brick farmhouse built in 1885, and the large 100-year-old barn."

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"If you’re looking for a creepy hike, you’ve come to the right place. This atmospheric stroll through history features not one, but two supposedly haunted houses from the nineteenth century, along with an architecturally fascinating cemetery. Remnants of a lost Swedish-American frontier settlement that once thrived in these quiet woods south of the dunes, today the Victorian structures are eerie reminders of a different, harder kind of living. This easy 2.1-mile lollipop visits all three historic sites and winds through a deep ravine covered with ancient oaks. It’s a perfect place to saturate yourself or your family with history, and an easy way to scare your skittish friends on an autumn evening near Halloween." Read more

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Trail Information

Porter
Nearby City
3.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Daily, 7 a.m.–30 minutes past sunset
Season
219-395-1882, nps.gov/indu
Local Contacts
Posted on trail board and available at the visitor center and the website. USGS Chesterton, IN
Local Maps

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Dec 2018