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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

During our first visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes we did the dune climb, and then I suggested to my partner that we do the Scenic Drive before we leave and drive home. I had googled the distance and figured it wouldn't take that long and would be a neat way to see more of the park. Boy was I wrong.... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite attractions! I usually time it so that I will be able to watch the sun set on Lake Michigan! Don't pass over the stops, park and get out of the car and enjoy them! There are so many different stops with amazing views! I enjoy reading the booklet they give you as well, there... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Dover, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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.

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Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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.

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Highland, Indiana, United States
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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

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Griffith, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

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