Warren Dunes Beach Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sawyer, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Forested dunes give way to open sandy beaches and miles of coastline to explore. Warren Dunes State Park covers a large expanse of forested sand dunes, as well as several miles of Lake Michigan coastline. It's an interesting ecosystem, with small ponds held back within the dune fields, and constantly shifting open sand on the beach. Thought the dunes are held in place by the roots of trees and beach grasses, the wind is constantly seeking a purchase to move sand onshore. In places, this leads to "blowouts" where the dunes are breached and the sand blown inland.