Hike through the Dunes at Kohler-Andrae SP

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Distance

4 miles

Route Type

Loop

Added by Jon Mattrisch

About 45 minutes north of Milwaukee, Kohler-Andrae State Park is nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan and features many boardwalk trails with stunning vistas.

This park is known for its sand dunes, which rise above the blue waters of Lake Michigan. In addition to the well-known dunes, the park features many forested areas with towering pines that makes for absolutely beautiful and fantastical scenery. There are 7 trails ranging from 0.25 miles up to 2.5 miles.

You will need an admission ticket ($5) that last for the entire day. The park office takes cash and cards.

Getting to Kohler-Andrae State Park is very easy. Coming from Milwaukee, head north along I-43 towards Sheboygan. Take exit 120 and go east along Highway V for about 2 miles. Highway V will then turn left (north) and turn into Beach Park Lane, the park entrance road.

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Known for

Chillin
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Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
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Amazing!

A great place for couples, families, pet owners, or the person who is looking for a scenic and relaxing adventure. I cannot wait to go back! The dunes beaches are beautiful!

Great park and hike!

This is one of the best state parks in WI in my opinion! The dunes and lake are so vast and beautiful!!!

Great for kids!

Gorgeous area. The cordwalk is very unique and great to explore. Definitely recommend, and will go back again!

Dunes!

One of the few places in the state that you can hike through the sand dunes! Great local spot!

Vacation Vibes Close To Home

I was blown away by this park today. The "cordwalks" through the dunes were something like I've never seen before. All the milkweed made it easy to spot many Monarch butterflies as well. Great views of the lake and beautiful beaches! I will definitely be returning often!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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