Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
Gordon & Faith Greiner

A walk at Greiner Preserve is like taking a tour of the diverse natural communities that make northwestern Indiana so special: open sandy dune, oak savanna, fen, wet woods, swamp, prairie. Each ecosystem features its own collection of plants and animals. There is something new at every step in this transitional landscape.

The southern portion of the property was formerly used for agriculture and is currently being restored to prairie. Fens – wetlands fed year-round by groundwater – occur in the north end of the property and support a rich plant community that includes sedges, wildflowers, and rare plants like poison sumac.

Preserve Size

Preserve Size 73 Acres

Preserve Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Preserve Open to the Public

Trail Length 0.86 Miles

Preserve Open to the Public

Terrain Flat, Wet


Activities Wildflowers


Activities Birding

Visit the Preserve

Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserve is located on the far west side of Hobart, near I-65 and Ridge Road.

A loop hiking trail can be accessed from a trailhead at the Liverpool Rd parking area.

Seidner Dune & Swale Nature Preserve

With Thanks

to Our Generous Acquisition and Restoration Partners

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National Park Service
Great Lakes Restoration
Indiana Heritage Trust
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Nature Preserves
State of Indiana
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The Nature Conservancy
Sustain Our Great Lakes
Save the Dunes
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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