The beach at Warren Dunes State Park is comparable in beauty to the beaches further north on the Michigan coastline.
The goal is to find a perfect perch from which to enjoy the lake and the beguiling dunes landscape.
The trail passes through a topsy-turvy dune-scape on the way to the beach.
Hearty marram grass covers the low dunes that slope down toward the beach.
Skipping stones is a favorite pastime among the park's population of wandering beachcombers.
The hike at Warren Dunes State Park in southwest Michigan appears in the second edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago. Pick up the book at Amazon.com.
Been there? What did you think?