Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

The Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Michigan Outdoors


The Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Michigan Outdoors

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore consists of a 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline, featuring immense sand dunes sculpted entirely by the winds and waters.

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Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encompasses a 60 km (35 mi.) stretch of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, as well as North and South Manitou Islands. The park was established primarily for its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations and ancient glacial phenomena. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also contains many cultural features including an 1871 lighthouse, three former Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations and an extensive rural historic farm district.

You will find a wide variety of activities for every age available to you at the Lakeshore. Climb the Dunes, swim at one of the many beaches, or take a hike through the Maple/Beech forest to some beautiful overlooks. Maybe you will want to spend some time in the museums or tour Port Oneida to learn about the rich history and culture of the area. The new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail provides over four miles of paved trail. For more info visit our website.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Web Site

Contact Information

Address

9922 Front Street

Highway M-72

Empire, MI 49630

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 326-5134

Fax: (231) 326-5382

Email:

Location of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Map of Michigan