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4.56 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.56
10 Reviews

US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 01, 2009

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June 14, 2012
This is my favorite place to camp & swim in…
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June 29, 2009
My husband and I rode this route yesterday (6-28…
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Written Directions

This ride starts in Portage Indiana at the intersection of Indiana HWY 249 and US Highway 12. Take Highway 12 west until you reach Michigan City.

Scenery

A winding two lane highway through the Indiana dunes National Lakeshore. Fall foliage is gorgeous, although anytime of year it is a beautiful ride.

Drive Enjoyment

This highway is flat, with quite a few sweeping turns. It is blacktop, and very well maintained, with very few (if any) potholes.

Tourism Opportunities

This highway is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore so there is camping, public beaches on Lake Michigan, and picnic areas. There are also historic homes to view not far from the highway in Beverly Shores on the lakefront. There are fuel stops and a restaurant or two. There is also Michigan Citys light house at Franklin Park, a zoo and a pier. For your shopping needs there is the Lighthouse Mall which is a name brand outlet mall in Michigan City.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
US HWY 12 Through the Indiana Dunes
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Guest
June 14, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is my favorite place to camp & swim in the summer note Dunewood campground is motorcycle friendly and right off hwy 12 you are close to the beach and Bartlett's Grill.
Nice clean & Quiet campground with showers & restrooms and fifteen bucks a night.
See you there ride safe!
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Guest
June 29, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
My husband and I rode this route yesterday (6-28) and saw LOTS of other riders. It's a nice ride, nice twists, shaded portions from trees on both sides, but watch for the deer. You can take 12 up into Michigan and it's a nice ride all the way up.
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April 30, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
my brother and I enjoy this ride,.we take it to stake and lube(thay have bike night on Wed.)
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