Cowles Bog Trail – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Back in July, the club attempted to hike the Cowles Bog trail in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, only to end up discovering the lesser known Heenan trail and a few other random spots without finding the Cowles. Trips don’t always go as planned, but it was still a fun day of hiking. This weekend a group of 14 returned with better intel and succeeded in hiking the 4.6 mile long trail. Cowles Bog is a pretty interesting little wetland. The trail eventually took us out to the lakeshore where the waves were unusually rough (unfortunately nobody remembered their boards) and we had clear views of Chicago.

We had intended to revisit the amazing sandwich shop Panini Panini (discovered on the last trip), but it was closed. Instead we crammed into Octave Grill and feasted on delicious specialty burgers.

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