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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

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Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Activities: Driving

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Pure Michigan!

Take the Pierce Stocking seven mile tour. You'll be amazed by the incredible beauty along this short drive. From towering golden sand dunes to the deep blue water of the Lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Kellie F
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Flushing, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This scenic drive is great. The road is winding and tree lined. It's a refreshing break on a hot summer day. The several turnouts provide terrific views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Definitely worth a few dollars.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This scenic drive was fun and easy to park and take a look at various attractions on the drive. Everything was well labeled and educational.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Take the Pierce Stocking seven mile tour. You'll be amazed by the incredible beauty along this short drive. From towering golden sand dunes to the deep blue water of the Lake Michigan overlook, this is one place you'll never forget!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great views of the lakeshore and sand dunes along the coast of Lake Michigan. Turnouts to stop and take in the views. Nice to do when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Simply a MUST DO when you are in the area. Scenery like you have never seen anywhere. A wonderful mix of views from the car, short overlooks, and longer trails/views. A wonderful attraction. Already planning another trip to Michigan and we will definitely do it again!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I visited with my family in Fall 2014 and we had a wonderful time. The weather wasn't great, so it wasn't too crowded. I would imagine this place is packed in the summer time and would recommend going as early in the day as possible to avoid crowds and heavy traffic. We took our time driving through and stopping to... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Every time we are in the TC area we visit the drive at Pierce Stocking. It is truly Gods Country but I have one complaint.... We read on the Internet that they were opened year round and after a 40 minute drive out this week (February) we found the park closed. Please add the dates opened on your website so... More 

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Canada
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282 reviews 282 reviews
239 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

About 10 minutes from the huge dunes that attracts a myriad of tourists every year, there is another wonder to admire: The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. First we went through a covered bridge and enjoyed driving in the woods. At times we could admire the coast from far, but then we ended at the main attraction, where we could walk... More 

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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The views from the top overlooking the giant dunes and Lake Michigan are breath-taking! I recommend you go on a clear day that is not too windy (lots of sand!).

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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