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This trail overlook offers sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding dunes. The one mile Dune Succession Trail highlights the four stages of dune development.

Difficulty: Short Hike

Family Friendly: Kids will love the challenge of climbing all 250 stairs!

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Rafi Wilkinson

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Jul 26, 2021
Bruce Conway
So many stairs…
Jul 18, 2021
Zachary Morse
May 1, 2021
Lana Shovlin
Amazing! Seemed like a lot of steps, but my three year old, six year old and Ten year old tackled it with no problem.
Oct 16, 2020
Holly Kapla
Done!
Sep 29, 2020
Rebecca Ashby
Been here a lot, lots of stairs nice and short goes to beach, beautiful views good at sunset
Aug 20, 2020
John Bruder
Aug 14, 2020
Rachelle Kolecke
Overlook
Jun 22, 2020
Shalom Leizerovitch

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