We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Improve this listing
97%
Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving

Hotels near Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    170
    22
    2
    0
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Frisco, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great scenic attraction near the Sleeping Bear Dunes. There's lots of beautiful views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. There's also little traffic and it's definitely worth going if you're near the dunes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover, Delaware
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the sand dunes, the trees, and birds. There wasn't much traffic and we could take our time on the road.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My mom, sister and I drove through this park on our way to Pyramid Point. There are a lot of great stops and photo opportunities. When you pay your enterance fee you get a map with all of the points of interest marked out. Not all of them were worth stopping for in our opinion but they definitely might be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This drive has a map available with numbered attractions to stop and learn about. It is very hilly, a bit strenuous for a biker, and busy with cars driving, but I've seen bikers there too. Bring a camera, nice covered bridge- you must go, as the treat at the end- the view- is spectacular. Loved by all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland, Indiana, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We started a this drive and it was pretty because of the fall colors. We stopped at every scenic view area - then we reached the lake front stop - it was a GORGEOUS VIEW of Lake Michigan!! It was a great deck area and I will definitely go back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A nice scenic drive with multiple spots to stop for nice photos. The map-guide explains the significance of each stop. The overlook at the dunes is very picturesque and offers great views. It's the spot they show in all the commercials and ads for the park. Bring your camera.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Scenic, short drive up to the dunes, beautiful forest and story book winding road. great place for a bike or ride

Was this review helpful? Yes
Griffith, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Being mobility-challenged, this was a perfect way for me to see a lot of the park without having to do too much walking. Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The drive is beautiful but not yet amazing. the amazing view is at the lake shore dune where is a good place to see the sun set. the dune is very high and if you climb down to the beach is actually hard to get back, so I and my girlfriend climbed down to halfway. it's a good romantic place,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Downers Grove, Illinois
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely beautiful drive and you get lovely views of the lake and the dunes. Totally worth it and not very long at all.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive also viewed

 
Empire, Leelanau County
Leland, Leelanau County
 

Been to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?