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Sleeping Bear Trail

Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Glen Arbor
Type: Hiking Trails
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- Aug 23, 2014
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Sleeping Bear heritage trail offers an awesome bike ride from Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb. It also has the uncanny ability to be down-hill both ways.

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Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is new paved bike trail that stays almost completely away from the road. Wanders past the Dunes..Up and down hills. Lots of people but not crowded.beautifully designed and executed. Lots of rental bike places. Apparently it is groomed for winter sports.

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London, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a gem! Excellent hiking, beautiful landscape. Access to the trail directly from the Homestead resort.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wonderful hike. Never saw another person except on the beach. Great views of L. Michigan and dunes plus access to beach.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautiful connecting bike ride between Sleeping Bear Dunes and Glen Arbor. The percent grade of the trail was no problem, only small up and downs and only 5 or so miles!

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Reston VA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive has some great overlooks----especially just before sunset! Not to be missed.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Long hot sandy walk, but worth it! If you know the legend, better, amazing views. Had know idea we were up that high, only try the dune if you are in very good shape, or have wings....

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sleeping bear dunes are impressive, didnt look as big as they are when you start climb up the sand. Looks like they never end, great views along the the lake opposite the dunes, huge parking are, BBQ area, all there you need. Nice day out. Carry lots of water, unbelivable exhausting, especially if the sun is up. A must see... More

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Adams, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We climbed the dunes(which are huge) and walked the beaches close to LAkeshore Inn. We ate at the only restaurant/bar/grocery/drug store within walking distance. All the locals were there and the food was very good. Sweet little town, the post office was across street from a stable, don't see that everywhere!

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Baltimore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've made this walk two times...once a few weeks ago and once about 20 years ago. I remember it being easier 20 year ago! Bring WATER! or gatorade...enough fluid for the walk there and back. From the dune climb, it's every bit of 60 minutes, depending on your shape, speed, etc. And don't forget, it's an hour BACK. But, it's... More

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