Taiga is a word of just two syllables, and yet it connotes remoteness. Its synonym – boreal – is slightly more familiar, though it too conjures the distant, the mysterious. But if you travel to the Great Lakes, to the national lakeshores that line the southern shores of those inland oceans known as Superior and Michigan, you can find yourself deep in the coniferous forests, the taiga or boreal forests, more familiar to the Canadian landscapes to the north.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Wave action at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana has forced the National Park Service to close the Central Avenue Beach for the foreseeable future due to erosion.
The National Park Service will offer ranger-guided hikes on Mount Baldy this summer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The hikes will use a trail on the western edge of the dune that has been determined to be safe from holes.
If you're going to poach wildlife in a unit of the National Park System, don't leave a tree stand in place where someone might spot it.
With no available money to truck in 74,000 cubic yards of sand to replenish one of their beaches, officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are hoping fencing and vegetation will help them preserve a beachfront that storms last fall took a big chunk out of.
Looking for a birding festival in the National Park System? You can add the woods and shorelines of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which is hosting its very first birding festival this May.
Winter isn't a slow season at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on the shores of Lake Michighan. The park has a long list of activities planned for the winter months.
National park travelers are keenly aware of the changing seasons. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a completely different experience in August than in October. The hoodoos of Bryce Canyon need to be seen both in the blistering July sun and the January snow to be fully appreciated. And, of course, there’s Yellowstone – a bustling city on a summer weekend and a tranquil white wilderness on a bright February morning.
Biological Diversity, Refreshing Lake Michigan Waters, And Great Beaches Await At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore shares Lake Michigan with Sleeping Bear Dunes, which is 275 miles to the north. Indiana Dunes is a quilted landscape of sorts, interspersed as it is with industrial sites and a state park. Yet this lakeshore provides an escape to the beach and offers a cultural window into the past.
Mount Baldy, a massive sand dune that is a popular attraction at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, will remain closed indefinitely due to safety hazards.