Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: National Historic Landmark Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm
Little Calumet River Trails
Located in Chesterton, Indiana

Hiking Trails

Chellberg Farm
Chellberg Barn

The only National Park location that makes maple syrup.


Winding Creeks and Streams
Bailly Homestead
Bailly Homestead

Little Calumet River

Bailly Gravesite
June 2013

In 1820, settler Joseph Bailly (a French-Canadian fur trader) and his family were one of the first homesteaders in NW Indiana. The Bailly Homestead Landmark includes the Bailly family cemetery.

Established in 1874, the Chellberg Farm is an 80 acre farm that was home to three generations of a Swedish immigrant family. This historic home is typical of a self-sufficient family farm operation in NW Indiana. 

The Bailly/Chellberg Trail has 2.5 miles of  woods and fields that connect the historic areas. The Little Calumet River Trail adds another 2.2 miles of hiking.