Best Scenic Hiking Trails in Indiana’s Cool North

In Indiana's Cool North you can find hiking trails to suit your physical fitness level and scenery preference.  Do you prefer hiking by a lake or river, or exploring on a trail with diverse ecosystems? You can find both leisurely strolls through nature, and a more physically demanding hike, like the 3 Dune Challenge.  We have a list of trails you can explore; find one that fits your style!

City of LaPorte Hiking Trails

City of LaPorte Hiking Trails


The City of LaPorte has a number of hiking trails; the majority of them offer glimpses of their three lakes.  The Clear Lake Trail allows for pedestrians to enjoy the shore of Clear Lake in Fox Park.  The Chessie Trail is located on the east shore of Pine Lake. Kesling Park, on the southern edge of the city, has walking and nature trails, in addition to Fort La Play Porte.  Soldiers Memorial Park is on Stone Lake, and connects to Pine Lake.

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  • 29 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 52 Minutes to South Shore
  • 50 Minutes to Elkhart County

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