national lakeshores

Strolling by the water at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana is a serene experience. The sun sparkles on the water and the breeze blows your troubles off your shoulders. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore’s 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Even seeing the Chicago skyline 35 miles away across Lake Michigan makes it seem like the rest of the world is far away. Photo by National Park Service.

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Autumn drive through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Upper Peninsula Michigan.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - Wisconsin, USA

Made up of 21 islands, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located in the northern tip of Wisconsin. The area is known for its historic lighthouses, beaches, cliffs, & sandstone sea caves. White Tail Deer and Black Bears are found in the area. 

Camping is available on 18 of the 21 islands. Visitors can hire kayaks, and do a self guided tour from island to island. Scuba divers can also view underwater rock formations and sunken shipwrecks. 

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, USA

PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, MICHIGAN

A 30-second exposure was used to capture a small waterfall spilling into Lake Superior at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.