Winter at the Dunes

Welcome to winter at the Indiana Dunes State Park.  As you arrive, you may be greeted by a frozen Lake Michigan covered by shelf ice.

Ice on the Lake
Indiana Dunes State Park – Lake Michigan

Since walking onto shelf ice is extremely dangerous and not recommended, you may want to venture to the top of Devil’s Slide.

Devil's Slide
Indiana Dunes State Park – Devil’s Slide

Once you make it to the top, sledding is allowed from here.  Or, just enjoy the view of Lake Michigan and the beach house from the top of the sand dune.

Top of Devi's Slide
Top of Devil’s Slide – Indiana Dunes State Park

Cross-country skiing is also possible on most of the trails or bring your snowshoes along. Pick up a trail map at the park office or print from the Indiana Dunes State Park website.  Stop by and experience winter at the Indiana dunes.  Camp grounds are open all year round.

Copyright 2018 – Heaven’s Sunshine
Irene Tron, photographer

7 thoughts on “Winter at the Dunes

    1. Yes, there is quite a difference! Changes through the winter can happen quickly depending on temperature and amount of sunshine. One thing is for sure, it is lovely all year round. 😊


  1. Wonderful images of the sand dunes in winter. Crisp and clear. The sand dunes do look very frosty with all that white dusting over them. The Devil’s slide doesn’t look that steep, but it looks to me like quite a journey downwards 😀


    1. Hi, Mabel. You are right, it is not extremely steep. Getting to the top is easier at this time of year when the sand is frozen solid, I think. In the summertime, the sand is extremely soft and deep which means your feet dig down into the sand. Have a fun weekend.

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