Family Friendly Halloween in Indiana’s Cool North

Indiana's Cool North offers a number of family friendly Halloween events.  Most are not too scary, and some even include educational components.  Find an event for your family to enjoy together this Halloween!

West Beach Dunes Succession Trail

West Beach Dunes Succession Trail


The West Beach Trails consist of three loops of varying distance and terrain.  You can start from the beach, or from a trailhead in the parking lot in Gary.

The environment changes throughout the trail, from beach to lush forest with grand views of ponds and lakes, including Long Lake.  In spring the wildflowers put on a vibrant display along the trail.

For information on nearby lodging and  Getaway Packages    Request a destination guide for the South Shore.

  • 20 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 35 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 79 Minutes to Elkhart County

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