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Beach House Blowout is an incredible example of the power of the wind. A blowout occurs when the wind moves sand inland faster than marram grass and other vegetation can stabilize the dune. Trail 9 hugs the back of the blowout along a narrow sand ridge high above Lake Michigan. The views are incredible.

Short Hike: From the Nature Center parking lot, the blowout can be reached via Trail 9. The hike directly to the blowout is a little under a mile. It is recommended to do the entire 3.6 mile trail to get the full experience.

Family Friendly: Kids will love the scramble up the blowout and the incredible views of the lake.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Rafi Wilkinson

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