The Skyline Trail in the Ludingon State Park offers a half mile vista overlooking Lake Michigan and offering one an excellent photography session without over exerting yourself.  Of the many trail systems in this park this is by far my favorite.

The Skyline Trail runs along a tall sand dune ridge, close to the river and the Great Lakes Visitor Center. The trail loops around, beginning and ending at the Visitor Center’s parking lot. This trail is completely elevated, made even higher by an extensive wooden boardwalk system. Several vistas let you look out over miles of sand dunes and Lake Michigan. On a clear day, you can see 20 miles to the Silver Lake State Park Sand Dunes. On the back side is an area where you can leave the boardwalk and run up and down the steep slope of this sand dune.   Yes, just like when you were a kid!  Marvelous!