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Address: Grand Marais, MI

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Largest Sand Dunes East of the Mississippi

The Grand Sable Banks and Dunes stand over 300' above the surface of Lake Superior. Early loggers slid logs down the dunes to get them to water for transport to saw mills. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Grand Sable Banks and Dunes stand over 300' above the surface of Lake Superior. Early loggers slid logs down the dunes to get them to water for transport to saw mills. A great family destination; the hike from the parking lot is less than 0.25 mi, and there are picnic tables near the parking area.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not sure why, but I was expecting more. The dune climb is about 400 feet high and could make the return trip challenging for some. You can access the water and see the dunes by following the Sable Falls trail...much easier walk.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit and have the kids descend and climb the log slide. This is an ultimate fun challenge for the whole family as long as your all in shape. Our 5 year old did it three times while we were here. I made a new personal record of ascending in 4 min 52 seconds. Warning. Don't... More 

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Redford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the many beautiful places along the Lake superior shoreline, another great place to spend the day. Absolutely awesome.While there, visit Grand Marais also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Log Slide is a few miles west of Grand Marais. It's a great place to learn about the logging industry of days gone by and about the geology of the area from several of the exhibits that are located on the relatively short hike from parking to the lakefront. The views from the observation point are awesome. The log... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We weren't sure about climbing this after one of my co-workers warned us about the steep incline. However after some more research we decided to give it a go. Our ten year old was a little nervous going down but once he hit halfway he was fine. It is steep, but fun! The climb up is a killer and if... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great views & area hiking. Hungry mosquitos tho!! Nice view of Sable Dunes & Lake Superior. Two hike to Au Sable lighthouse. Black bears are active

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The views from the log slide overlook are really amazing, as well as the interesting history of logging in the area. Take extreme caution if you decide to descend down the slide to the lakeshore (I definitely don't recommend this for younger children or older adults). The local residents have told us there are several rescues each year, as the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ah!! We just had the best time messing around over here! Running down the hill is great until you have to go back up!! ha ha! Totally worth it! Great views and good laughs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Did a quick pit stop at this place. About 10 min walk to overlook and views are amazing. If you are really adventures you can climb down to beach and up to the overlook and will take 30 to 45 mins depending on fitness level. Overall time spent 45 mins.

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Address: Grand Marais, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Grand Marais

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