The Marquette Trail offers picturesque views of Lake Michigan as it travels through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This scenic route follows an abandoned rail line through a variety of diverse habitats, including hardwood forests, wetlands and rolling dunes. Along the way, trail-goers can enjoy catching a glimpse of the water birds, deer, lizards and other wildlife that call this area home.
Parking and Trail Access
On the eastern end of the trail, ample parking and restroom facilities are available at West Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The entrance to the beach is off County Line Road; watch for West Beach signage on US12 or US20.
Short but sweet.
I was really quite amazed the first time I rode this trail. Gary and the surrounding area is known more for steel mills and dense urban housing than for wildlife and nature. And after riding through the streets of Gary to get here, it was a relief and ...