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Cowles Bog, Chesterton

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Cowles Bog is a 4,000-year-old wetland complex in Indiana Dunes National Park, near Chesterton, Indiana. It is named for Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles who did his pioneering work in ecology and ecological succession here. His work brought international attention to the area which led to efforts to preserve the Indiana Dunes. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1965. It contains bog, fen, marsh, wet meadow, swamp, and pond habitats.
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  • We have taken all our out-of-town visitors here for a walk through the the ancient moraine bog. At certain times of the year you can see orchids that are unique to this bog, and several fly-eating...  more »
  • This trail is an exciting, diverse experience. A short hike will give you a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.  more »

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