Mt Baldy, IN
Mt. Baldy is a large dune at the Southern end of Lake Michigan. It’s part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, plus it doesn’t cost anything to park there. Wind direction for flying at Baldy, NW to NE with N best. Mostly winter winds, so bundle up!
Nice parking lot with bathrooms all winter, and a easy walk from the back through a woods to the top. About a 5 min. walk. We only fly there from Labor Day to Memoriol Day, too many people any other time.
Take 94 east, out of Gary Indiana, till you come to HWY49. Exit 26 by Chesterton.
Go north on 49 about 2 miles and turn right (east) on US-12.
Take US-12 about 7 miles and look for a Mt. Baldy sign on your left it’s at the first big curve in the road.
If you come into Michigan City, you went to far, go back about 1 mile.
Michigan City Coastguard Station, 219/879-8371
You can get current and forecast there.
You need at least 10 knots, 15 to 25 are ideal.
Flight Reports from Mt. Baldy
We just watch the forecast and we are there if it’s right. I’m a painting contractor and can get away during the week a lot. But the weekends are always open to fly. We do use goggles & face masks, sure helps to enjoy the flying. email Dave