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“spectacular experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sleeping Bear Trail

Sleeping Bear Trail
Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Glen Arbor
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Midland, Michigan
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“spectacular experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

walking the trail at sleeping bear is more than fun. the total experience is spectacular. the view and the surroundings are beautiful. i highly recommend taking the time to see the trail and visit the dune climb.

Visited June 2013
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“Great way to get to the Dunes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We rented bikes in Glen Arbor and biked the whole trail. Nice to bike on a hot day - breeze through the woods, pass through Glen Haven, end up at the Dune Climb. Liked not having to drive !

Looking forward to when they extend it to Port Oneida.

Visited September 2013
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Northville, Michigan
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“Awesome views with great fall colors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This part of Michigan is as nice as anywhere in the U.S. and we have been to all 50 states. This area in the northwest lower peninsula has a spectacular coastline and beautiful terrain.

There are many great hiking trails in the area and you cannot go wrong. Make sure you get down to the lakeshore and hike some if the dunes. Also get a hike to one of the many bluffs that offer great views of Lake Michigan and the beach. There is a relatively short hike just south of Glen Haven. Awesome

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“Sleeping Bear Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The State is eventually going to extend the Sleeping Bear trail and bike path all the way into Glen Arbor. It is about as wide as a 1 lane road. It is fun to walk, many people ride bikes which can get a bit crazy if they are going fast but everyone seems to be going slower to take in the views. And as you pass by several cool sights, the views are spectacular. It is one of those things you have to do..and if the sun is setting, the views are very cool.

You can take the trail right up to the sand dunes. The sand dunes are also one of those things you "must do" if you are in reasonable shape. You can run right down the face of the dunes and jump right in Lake Michigan at the bottom. Then the climb back up is a fun thing to do (like a 5k run). Many people stop several times mid-climb to take a break etc., so it is not too daunting.

Needless to say, this is one of those outdoor activities you just have to experience.

Visited September 2013
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“A cool fall day for a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We visited in mid-September an it was great weather for a hike. It was a bit windy, but the views were spectacular.

Visited September 2013
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