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!

Singing Sands Trail

Singing Sands Trail


The Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City is the local segment of the regional Marquette Greenway Trail that will connect Chicago area trails to trails in southwest Michigan.

The Singing Sands Trail will be 9 miles of paved trail for non-motorized use.  Nearly 6,000 employees work within ½ mile of the Singing Sands Trail, with over 175 businesses, churches, cultural attractions, the county library, medical facilities, government offices, parks, schools, and transportation hubs within 1/2 mile of the trail system.

For information on nearby lodging. Request a Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Guide.

  • 18 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 43 Minutes to South Shore
  • 68 Minutes to Elkhart County

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