The Best Hikes near West Lafayette

Bill Eaker at Buffalo Rock State Park
Turkey Run State Park, Parke County, IndianaTurkey Run State ParkParke County, IndianaFrozen waterfall in March on trail #3. Wear waterproof hiking boots!Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose Point Bird SanctuaryChicago, IllinoisIn the Fall the monarchs migrate down the shoreline. I found this colorful flower full of monarchs and a bee came through at the last minute. I...Cataract Falls, Cloverdale, IndianaCataract FallsCloverdale, IndianaCataract Falls near Cloverdale, IN has a lot of great hiking trails and many layers of waterfalls, one of which you can walk behind.Buffalo Rock State Park, LaSalle County, IllinoisBuffalo Rock State ParkLaSalle County, IllinoisBiking the trails across from Buffalo Rock today. There are 4 campsites on this trail that I will need to revisit when it gets a bit warmer....McCormicks Creek, Owen County, IndianaMcCormicks CreekOwen County, IndianaTook the pup out and let him explore!Turkey Run State Park Property, Parke County, IndianaTurkey Run State Park PropertyParke County, IndianaHiking along the ravines and gorges beats out the typical midwest flat trails. Shades, another nearby park, is good too.Fabyan Forest Preserve, Geneva, IllinoisFabyan Forest PreserveGeneva, IllinoisThere is some interesting history surrounding this unique area located along the Fox River. It is a fun place to hike.Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose Point Bird SanctuaryChicago, IllinoisA ruby throated hummingbird on a wildflower perched on a leaf drinking nectar. I always struggle with shutter speed as these birds are so quick.Eagle Creek Marina, Indianapolis, IndianaEagle Creek MarinaIndianapolis, IndianaEagle creek Park is one of the best parks around indy. Best trail hiking in winter, lots of deer. Great kayaking and boating. Newest addition is Go...Wabash Heritage Trail, Battle Ground, IndianaWabash Heritage TrailBattle Ground, IndianaA very nice hiking trailEagle Creek Park Naturalists, Indianapolis, IndianaEagle Creek Park NaturalistsIndianapolis, IndianaHiking in the snow, $5 entranceTurkey Run Park ; Indiana, Parke County, IndianaTurkey Run Park ; IndianaParke County, IndianaSuch a beautiful place to hike, $5 for Indiana residents.Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose Point Bird SanctuaryChicago, IllinoisA tree sparrow feeding on the native grasses planted at Montrose Point. I love the diversity of sparrows.Warren Woods State Park, Berrien County, MichiganWarren Woods State ParkBerrien County, Michigan#beachMidewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington, IllinoisMidewin National Tallgrass PrairieWilmington, IllinoisMidewin National Tallgrass prairie is a lovely gem full of hiking trails and empty munitions bunkers. We enjoy the wide open spaces and crushed...New York Bagel & Bialy Corporation, Lincolnwood, IllinoisNew York Bagel & Bialy CorporationLincolnwood, IllinoisGreat NY style bagels aren't just in New York, although you may have to go to the suburbs for them :) These bagels are worth the hike though....Pikes Peak, CO, Chicago, IllinoisPikes Peak, COChicago, IllinoisHiking through the storm! Gorgeous colorsGalien River County Park, New Buffalo, MichiganGalien River County ParkNew Buffalo, MichiganGreat new spot to do some hiking.Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Champaign County, IllinoisHomer Lake Forest PreserveChampaign County, IllinoisBeautiful natural area in central Illinois, with fall colors that take your breath away. Easy hike around the lake, and a lovely environmental...Turkey Run State Park, Parke County, IndianaTurkey Run State ParkParke County, IndianaGreat place for hiking! Some trails are more difficult than others. In the canyons, the water is sometime a few feet deep and there are narrow...
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