The Coffee Creek Preserve is a 157-acre complex of wetlands, woodlands, and prairies. More than 400 native plant species have been identified on the property. The magnificent display of wildflowers from spring through fall is one of The Preserve’s most notable features.
Coffee Creek runs roughly 2.5 miles through the center of the property. Seven bridges that connect the trails allow visitors to witness the spring and fall spawning of the salmon and trout species that call Lake Michigan home.
Bring Your Binoculars
Northwest Indiana boasts an incredible diversity of bird species. Every spring and fall, Lake Michigan acts as a funnel, directing an incredible array of migratory birds along its shores into the region. Just a few miles north of the Preserve, sits the Indiana Dunes State and National Parks. Both locations are ideal habitat for migrating birds, and Coffee Creek Preserve (and Coffee Creek) act as an oasis for birds as they move north or south in the continent.
Over 5 Miles of Hiking Trails
Get in tune with nature while hiking our 5+ miles of trails and boardwalks, through prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and right along side Coffee Creek.
There are 7 bridges that pass over one of Indiana's cleanest creeks (Coffee Creek). Listen closely in the spring and fall and you may hear a rainbow trout or salmon splashing against the current to spawn up stream.
While visiting, you'll likely encounter one of the many Whitetail Deer that call the Preserve their home. In the spring listen for warblers and sparrows sing as they migrate northward to their breeding territory. Perhaps you'll spot a bald eagle or red tail hawk perched in the trees, poised for the hunt.
Coffee Creek Preserve is a great location to host special events! The Amphitheater is available May through October for your dream outdoor wedding ceremony! With its classic architecture and Indiana Limestone pillars, combined with beautiful water features and modern shade canopies, this venue has it all!
The 3,600 square foot Pavilion is outfitted with 20 picnic tables and is adjacent to the Preserve's state-of-the-art restroom facility. Ideal for casual gatherings, the Pavilion hosts two magnificent wood burning fireplaces and overlooks a 4-acre grass meadow.
Coffee Creek Preserve
Northeast corner of I-80/90 and IN 49
2401 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
178 E Sidewalk Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy, Inc
(the governing organization)
PO Box 802
Chesterton, IN 46304
219-926-1842 or email@example.com