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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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Beautiful. Kids loved the views, took pictures and ran up and down the dunes. It was recommended by a friend and does not disappoint. Great fun and primer to the dune climb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Kids loved the views, took pictures and ran up and down the dunes. It was recommended by a friend and does not disappoint. Great fun and primer to the dune climb!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Driving through a mostly wooded area. The covered bridge is fairly early in the drive so be ready. After you go through there is a pull off to take pictures. I snapped one before going through as no one was behind us. The best stop is 9 & 10 which are the same location. The views of the lake are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My first visit to SBD and this drive provided a nice variety of views and well worth the price. But watch out for stop #9; I now know what being sandblasted feels like. When we got to the top of the dune the wind was blowing so hard up the dune I couldn't look in that direction and open my... More 

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Essex, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of photo opportunities on this scenic drive. We stopped lots of times to gaze and to take photographs at really beautiful sites!

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Alger, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the day! If you want a relaxing day this is worth the drive. Stop along the way and take in all the drive has to offer.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are scenic turnouts where you can view the dunes and Lake Michigan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enough said, the view is breathtaking. It's seems so surreal. The scenic drive gives you all angles and the variety of views that is the dunes. Save some walking and take the drive. It's well worth it.

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a very nice scenic drive with map provided, costs a $10 pass to enter drive but cost goes to give access to other state parks also for same day. The view atop the dunes is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The most beautiful place I have ever visited. The drive is so pretty, but when you get to the sand dunes and the overlook, be prepared for a breathtaking experience.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This drive is a must for those wishing to treat themselves to some of the most sublime views of Lake Michigan northern lower Michigan has to offer. The down side is the impatience of other drivers in their hurry to see the next awesome view.

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

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