Story and Photos submitted by: Beth Rudnick
Looking to blaze a new trail? Try out La Porte County's newest: Sebert Woods County Park at 3608 W 925 N.
Brand new in September, Sebert Woods presently has only one .5 mile trail with no current plans for expansion. The property, donated by Wilbur Sebert many years ago, will be left as much untouched and relic as possible, making this pristine short hike even more special.
But if your boots are made for more walking, check out Amber Flatwoods nature preserve located near Sebert. Here hundreds of acres have been set aside with lengthier walking trails through both wetlands and thick forests. The entire loop is over 4 miles.
The easiest way to find both of these parks is taking Highway 20 east of Michigan City to Meer Road (just past the airfield). Head north. (Meer runs parallel to Highway 212 to the east.) One of the trail heads for Amber Flatwoods is located on the West side on Meer Road. For Sebert, continue north on Meer Road to W 900 N. Turn right. You will pass another trail head for Amber Flatwoods with a shorter walk. Follow the S curve on 900 which becomes W 925 N. Sebert is on the right.
Let the adventure begin!