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Review of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“We love this and never miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We take this drive every time we are in the area. Either with the kids or as a couple it is beautiful and relaxing. The covered bridge is a lovely feel of nostalgia and there are plenty of other photo ops. Truly beautiful views!

Visited May 2012
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Ludington, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Simply stunning....especially in fall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This educational drive winds you through the forest and cliffs of the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. It has a few lookouts...the most wonderful of which shows Sleeping Bear, Lake MI and and inland lake in one vista. It is NOT to be missed! GORGEOUS!

Visited October 2012
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Cheboygan, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“DON'T VISIT THE DUNES WITHOUT DRIVING THIS DRIVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is the best way to see the sleeping bear sand dunes. The most beautiful views are to be seen on this drive. Take as little time or as much time as you desire. Pack a lunch!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A view of the dunes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

one of the greatest views in northern lower mi. View the dunes, lake mi and the islands. Its a short drive on a paved road in the sleeping bear dunes. You can stop along the way to take in the views.The drive going to the dunes along m-22 is also enjoyable.

Visited September 2012
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Keansburg, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Well worth the time to drive ..you get excellent views of the landscape & of lake Michigan. If you are lucky, maybe you'll glimpse a purcupine or deer during your trip.

Visited July 2012
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