The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was established in 1966 and in addition to its famous beaches; the park also has steep sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, hiking trails, woodland forest, and more. At approximately 125 feet, Mount Baldy is the largest "living" dune at the Indiana National Lakeshore.
Currently, it is being renovated with the implementation of Marram grass and hikers are encouraged to stay on the designated hiking trails. To climb Mount Baldy, it is recommended that hikers enter from the north side (lakeside) of the trail. Once you've visited Mount Baldy don't miss the opportunity to hike along the remnant wetland areas of Cowles Bog and get a close up view of the water birds that inhabit the lakeshore area. Find a map of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore here.