Guided Hikes through Indiana Dunes National Park’s Miller Woods

Region residents are invited to join a ranger for a hike through the Indiana Dunes National Park’s exceptional Miller Woods every Sunday this summer, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, starting from Paul H. Douglas Center. The hike follows the recently renamed Paul H. Douglas Trail which park officials say is spectacular in its varied habitats including globally rare black oak savanna, interdunal pannes, wetlands, and towering sand dunes that offer views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. The hike could be as long as three miles with a stop at the lakefront. Participants are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national park at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882 or visit their website at www.nps.gov/indu and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS.