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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Chesterton, IN 46304
+1 219-926-1842
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Relaxing walk surrounded by nature

I come here often. The trails are well marked and nature can be enjoyed while getting some... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Tracy F
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Chesterton, Indiana
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Commune with nature and enjoy a trail hike.

This is a lovely and well maintained park. It is absolutely gorgeous. With long trails, winding... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
WorldlyTravelersIN
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Chesterton, Indiana
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The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is a 157-acre complex of wetlands, woodlands, and prairie. More than 400 native plant species have been identified on the property. The magnificent display of wildflowers from spring through fall is one of The Preserve’s most notable features. Many common mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies make their homes here, and there is a diverse birdlife, including both nesting and migratory species. Coffee Creek is one of the healthiest streams in the southern Lake Michigan watershed. Salmon, trout, and many other fish swim in its waters. The Preserve is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. A system of trails, including a three-mile loop around the perimeter, is popular with hikers, joggers, dog walkers, birders, and other nature lovers. Photographers are attracted by the abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Anglers find fishing in the creek excellent. A variety of classes, workshops, and hikes are provided throughout the year.
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“mile loop” (2 reviews)
“large pond” (2 reviews)
“quiet walk” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chesterton, IN 46304
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I come here often. The trails are well marked and nature can be enjoyed while getting some exercise. This is a dog friendly area as they enjoy a leashed walk with their human.

Thank Tracy F
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Katie4630, Manager at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thanks for the great review Tracy!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a lovely and well maintained park. It is absolutely gorgeous. With long trails, winding through an old-growth forest, you can explore all sorts of lovely things. From flora and fauna, there is plenty to see. Take your time to really see it all....More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous area, so much to do, and see. The employees of the Watershed Preserve do an incredible job and truly care.

Thank Melissa T
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is the prettiest park in all of Northwest Indiana. The trails are serene and full of wildlife. The creek, ponds, waterfalls, and bridges are just beautiful. My wife and I loved it so much that we moved here. It's five minutes from the beaches...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The Coffee Creek area is gorgeous! Such an amazing preserve with beautiful walking paths, picturesque areas for weddings and photos and much to offer with places to live as well! They have such a great farmers market too! Friendly local businesses in the Coffee Creek...More

Thank NWIgirl2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Even in winter, walking this trail is gorgeous. Wildlife everywhere, and lots of folks (with their dogs) to greet. A totally unexpected find.

Thank cej0hns0n
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take family and friends and go for a walk and/or enjoy a picnic. We also like to come here and take family pictures. The walk is made up of block pavers, wood planks, and granite stone and goes around a pond, through...More

Thank jzpurdue
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Love to go here and exercise by either jogging or briskly walking. It has a number of routes and normally is pretty well kept. When there are heavy rains, you may want to pick another day to hike or run. The trails can have some...More

Thank sdamron2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The path here is really nice for a quite walk. The path goes thru the woods and you can bring leashed dogs. The parking is easy and free. It is easy aces from 49. The houses are starting to be built up and it is...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I fished Coffee Creek for about an hour. Then my wife and I walked the trails along the creek for approximately three miles. Very quiet and scenic. I would recommend this area to anyone who likes the outdoors.

Thank Bruce W
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