Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm

The Little Calumet River, Mnoké Prairie, Bailly Homestead, Chellberg Farm and Bailly Cemetery trail system reveals the rich natural diversity that has drawn people to this area for over 10,000 years. Hike through a forest dominated by maple, beech, basswood and oak trees.

Follow a stretch of the Little Calumet River, once a critical transportation route for early regional travelers and explore the recently restored Mnoké Prairie for a glimmer of the vast stretches of pre-settlement grasslands. Explore the historic Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm. There are picnic shelters reservable on www.recreation.gov.

Wolf Lake Memorial Park

Visitors can enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail. Wolf Lake Memorial Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Keith Richard Walner Nature Preserve

Featuring a paddling launch as well as 1.7 miles of trails, Keith Richard Walner Nature Preserve is located on the north side of Chesterton, off Calumet Road north of Indian Boundary.

Wykes-Plampin Nature Preserve

Located along the Little Calumet River, Wykes-Plampin Nature Preserve is on the northeast side of Chesterton, off Indian Boundary and Brummitt Road.