This 16-acre collection of small noncontiguous properties is located in the Miller section of the City of Gary. Together the sites provide a good example of the diversity of habitats found in the “high dunes” region: dry oak forest, blowouts, interdunal wetlands, mesic interdunal coves, and ravines. The properties harbor rare plants and offer wonderful color during the fall. Miller Dunes is not well developed for visitors. Call us for more details.
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Miller Dunes can be viewed from adjacent roads, including Henry Street, Fir Avenue, Forest Avenue, Juniper Avenue, and Indian Boundary.
Hidden within urban neighborhoods in the Miller Beach section of Gary are pockets of natural land – high dunes, oak forest, wetlands, wooded ravines – all protected by Shirley Heinze. The waters of Lake Michigan can be seen from some high vantage points. Many rare plants cling to survival on these sandy acres.
Photos by Ron Trigg