After leaving the Nature Center Cindy belittled me and beat me with a stick until I agreed to go for a hike on one of the trails. Just kidding, but she did have to do some persuading.
We opted for trail 9 as it was the one that gave the most typical landscapes of the area. We strolled through forest areas similar to those in other parts of the midwest except the ground was sandy and gray rather than the typical black/brown of the midwest.
We traversed small hills up and down and finally mostly up until the forest gave way to the naked dunes and the beach below.
This picture was taken just before the dogs pulled me down the sand dune to the beach.