Fall Color Spots in Indiana’s Cool North

The autumn foliage is about to burst into vibrant color.  You don't need to wait for the peak color to enjoy fall's spectacle; the early changing colors mixed with the contrast of the summer green makes for a stunning look.  If you are determined to wait for the peak color, keep watching around mid-October.   We've gathered some inspiration to help you discover where you can immerse yourself in the glorious colors of fall in Indiana's Cool North.

Cowles Bog Trail

Cowles Bog Trail


Imagine a hike through the vibrant colors of black oaks, red maples, birches, and white cedars, interspersed with tamarack pines.  The Cowles Bog Trail is a 4.7 mile trail through the lush wetlands and thriving ferns under the canopy of color.

Cowles Bog Trail is an ancient and untouched landscape at the foot of a steep sand dune.  It is home to over 400 species of plants, mushrooms and fungi, and has been designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.

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  • 27 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 36 Minutes to South Shore
  • 71 Minutes to Elkhart County

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