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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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Well worth the trip!

$10 for a week access to the Dunes to run up and view. Great scenery, def need to take the drive to the top of the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and climb the dunes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great route to take - a must see if you visit the area with stops along the way where you can get out. Stop at #9/10 and get out to take the short hike - best view in the entire area.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

$10 for a week access to the Dunes to run up and view. Great scenery, def need to take the drive to the top of the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and climb the dunes.

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michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most scenic drives in thee Up North country. Most important, you should get out of the car and hike around on a couple of these stops. Exquisite views from high atop the dunes.

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Hartville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The scenic drive is an easy way to experience the park and get some great pictures. There are a few areas that require climbing dunes, but many sights can be seen even by those who may not be as able bodied.

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Kanab, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The drive was super the forest spectacular. The covered bridge definately was a treat. But the views were spectacular. Who could ask for more

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Navarre, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited pierce stocking for an anniversary trip to Lake Michigan. The view of Lake Michigan is one of the best views I have ever seen! Pictures don't do it justice

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Definitely a must-do when visiting the lakeshore. We got there around noon on a Friday with no line but when we left, there were at least 40 cars lined up waiting to get in, so it does get busy. Pull off and do all the scenic lookouts, especially the one where you can walk on top of the dune. The... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The drive is beautiful, but this is a very popular attraction. The Lake Michigan Overlook in particular was packed. It is a great overlook, but you can get similar views from other dunes that are less crowded. It would be best to do the drive but go to another trail to see an overlook.

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New Haven, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First pay the $10 at the visitor's center in Empire and come to this scenic drive anytime during your vacation stay. One visit isn't enough. A beautiful sunset can be seen at stop (I think) 11 and 12. Just a short walk up to the top of the sand dunes is a beautiful overlook. Bring your camera for a breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I happened upon this after visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes and doing "the climb". I saw the sign for a scenic drive and thought it'd be a nice way to wind down following a strenuous hike through the dunes. I had no idea that there would be spectacular views of the dunes and the lake at various spots throughout the drive.... More 

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Address: Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire

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