Hike through the Dunes at Kohler-Andrae SP

Kohler Andrae SP Parking Area

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.

Pack List

  • Vehicle admission sticker ($5) to be purchased at the park entrance
  • Athletic shoes work best as the boardwalk can be very uneven in certain areas
  • Water bottle or backpack with you so that you can stay on the trails longer
  • Items for a picnic along the beach as it makes for a very romantic setting
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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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!

Lake Beautiful

It's hard to keep your eyes off the lake as you hike these dunes :)

Been coming here since I was a kid

The Dunes, as they're called in Wisconsin, is one of the coolest areas in the entire state. With miles of "cordwalk" and twisting trails the follow the contours of the sand dunes, you can't go wrong visiting this park really at any time of the year. Plus, there is also tons of forest area and marshland to check out, too.


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