Kohler-Andrae State Park
There are several opportunities for hiking on nature trails, dune cordwalks or along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Kohler-Andrae.
Black River Marsh Boardwalk (0.25 miles)
The Black River Marsh Boardwalk starts at the parking area west of the campground. This accessible trail features wetland plants and waterfowl. Signs explain the importance of wetlands.
Black River Trail (2.5 miles)
The Black River Trail begins at the northwest section of the park on South 12th Street. This area contains open field community and forested areas. Look for a variety of songbirds and wildflowers. Horses and mountain bikes are allowed on this trail.
Creeping Juniper Nature Trail (0.5 miles)
The Creeping Juniper Nature Trail starts and ends at Sanderling Nature Center. This trail features gently rolling sand dunes. Signs describe plant life, geological history and animal life. Please stay on the cordwalk to help protect this fragile area.
Dunes Cordwalk (2 miles)
The Dunes Cordwalk runs parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline. The north trail is 0.5 miles and the south trail is 1.5 miles. Visitors will see active and stabilized sand dunes, inter-dunal wetlands and a dry-mesic white pine forest in the Kohler Dunes State Natural Area. This trail offers a moderate to difficult hiking challenge.
Fishing Pond Trail (0.30 miles)
The Fishing Pond Trail starts at the fishing pond parking lot. This flat, circular trail has a crushed limestone surface and many benches for resting. Visitors are sure to see waterfowl and other pond life.
Marsh Trail (0.50 miles)
The Marsh Trail connects the Marsh Boardwalk to the accessible cabin and also the Woodland Dunes Nature Trail. This forested trail borders the Black River marsh and is an excellent place to view both upland and wetland flora and fauna.
Woodland Dunes Nature Trail (1 mile)
The Woodland Dunes Nature Trail begins and ends in the picnic area near the playground. A 0.25-mile loop has a crushed limestone surface for wheelchair and stroller access. Signs describe the trees of this forested dune area.