Mount Baldy is a living dune, so-called because it moves several feet inland every year. In the process, it buries the vegetation in the path of its advance, and a look at its downwind slope reveals the tops of dead trees sticking forlornly out of the mountain of sand. At some point in the not-too-distant future, it seems likely to bury the parking area and associated facilities. A few years ago, a child fell into a void left by a decayed tree, and access has been somewhat limited since then. There’s a path to the beach, though it’s not certain if it will ever again be possible to enjoy the amazing views once available from the top.
Directions: LaPorte County, sandwiched between the county line and Michigan City. North of US 12, just east of the Porter-LaPorte county line.
GPS: N 41 42.417 W 86 55.784 (lot); N 41 42.333 W 86 55.862 (US 12 entrance)
Facilities: Bathrooms (flush toilets)