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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Elyria, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Its the Very Best Part of the Whole Area , # 9 will knock your socks off , the Dunes are HUGE , The Forest is as Green as the water is AzuL , it almost looks like a Tropical Ocean Blue

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Greenville, SC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a beautiful drive that took us about 2 hours with stops. Other reviewers have covered it well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a hard time finding this lovely drive, not sure why. But there was no way we were going to give up, after reading all the great reviews here on Trip Advisor. It was so worth the effort - and the $10. The best overlooks are 9 and 10 - truly amazing, you have to see them. The dune... More

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of America's great drives. Not to be missed. Plan a good couple of hours to half day to enjoy everything.

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Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nothing I disliked, okay maybe having more time to enjoy it. I loved the different views, viewing areas, trails, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

For those that choose the numbered stops, a great insight into the unique features of the dunes. If you don't have the time to listen to your phone option, drive along and stop and enjoy the views of Lake Michigan & Glen Arbor/Glen Lake. Drive in along the trees is very cool and enjoyable. One stop has a steep cliff... More

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michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a really worthwhile drive if visiting Sleeping Bear National Park. Just be aware what does not look very far down is terribly far back up! There is nice work being done in the park to connect the biking trail. Nice improvements with boardwalks too on the dunes. I have been visit in this area long before it was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

several beautiful scenic overlooks! Lake MIchigan is beautiful as is the countryside around here. Drive can get a little crowded so you may want to consider the timing of your visit.

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Grayslake
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wonderful scenic drive with spectacular views and dunes to climb along the way. Very clean and pretty. Great way to check out the amazing dunes! Picnic tables and restrooms available as well, but bring water in case you decide on a spur of the moment dune climb!

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Midland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a do not miss! The best way to see the dunes and a view of the Manitou islands. On a clear day you can almost see to Wisconsin- almost! Then head over to the beach at either Empire or Glen Haven. Pack a picnic lunch and you have a perfect day. The best $10.00 you will spend, and... More

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