West Beach’s Dune Virtual Succession Trail

Photo Credit: NPS

Indiana Dunes National Park

Explore West Beach’s Dune Succession Trail from the comfort of your own home! This interactive guide will take you on a “one-mile” journey through time as well as space. Beginning on a bare sand beach and ending in an oak forest, it traces a process in nature that took thousands of years to evolve.

Take your virtual hike at: https://arcg.is/0jG4rH.

West Beach is located in Portage, Indiana. The Succession Trail includes walking in sand and on steep stairs. Restrooms and picnic shelters are available at this site. Each stop along the first trail loop–the Dune Succession Trail–is marked.