Native Plants and Wildflowers in Miller Beach
Did you know that Indiana Dunes National Park is the United States’ 5th most bio diverse national park? We think it’s the best place to see rare and hard-to-find dunes flora in northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. Come to Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood to discover beautiful wildflowers blooming throughout the dunes in the spring and early summer, plus colorful fall and winter scenes!
Local botanists and plant lovers say that Miller Woods is THE place to see the prolific spring blooms of thousands of lupines and other native dunes plants. They are easy to find and clearly visible, right off of the Miller Woods Trail and the Paul H Douglas Trail. The lupines have a lasting bloom in May and June, along with many other native wildflowers. Their magnificent blooms are a truly beautiful sight, along with the regionally rare dune and swale ecosystems, wetlands, and oak savannas on these trails.
Here are highlights of some of our native wildflowers and plants.