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Prairie Duneland Trail


McCool Rd., just S. of Lenburg Rd., Portage, IN 46368


Phone: (219) 762-1675


One of Indiana's "crown jewel" trails, the Prairie Duneland Trail traverses some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state. Abundant species of flora and fauna are to be found along the way in the unique ecosystem which gives the trail its name. Just west of State Road 149, along the eastern half of the trail, the Iron Horse Heritage Trail connects with a 10' concrete path. The Prairie Duneland Trail can has multiple parking areas/access sites, which include, from west to east, the following Portage locations: Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. Highway 6; Swanson and Lute Road; Airport Road and Elizabeth Avenue; Swanson Road, just north of Central Avenue; McCool Road, just south of Lenburg Road (the GPS coordinates listed are for this site); and these Chesterton locations: County Road 200 West (Babcock Road), south of Old Porter Road; County Road 125 West (Pearson Road) and Essex Drive; and South 15th Street, just south of Broadway.


  • Child Friendly
  • Group Friendly
  • Free