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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

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Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Phone Number: 2313264700
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Amazingly beautiful!!

The Lake Michigan stop was breathtaking. It was a little pricey but i think it was worth it. The beauty of Michigan is second to none. I can see why this was voted the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lake Michigan stop was breathtaking. It was a little pricey but i think it was worth it. The beauty of Michigan is second to none. I can see why this was voted the most beautiful spots in the United States.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in July and since coming to The Homestead from the South stopped in Empire and then the scenic drive before getting to Glen Arbor. Starts off with nice winding drive through forest with some overlook pullouts, nice old covered bridge, but the surprising last two lookouts were jaw dropping. They were 8 & 9 I believe. Very short walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pierce Stocking Scenic drive is well worth the time! The views are stunning. The first stop is a beautiful covered bridge, with area to stop if you wish. There are scenic overlook areas, you can picnic, or just take in the views.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short drive but beautiful. There are 12 or so points of interest recommended on the park map. Once you get to the dune with the overlook platform, you then realize why this was our set aside as our nations second National Park. No words can describe.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Scenic Drive while waiting for the rain of the passing storm to taper off so we could go hiking on the trails. So glad we did! I drove while my husband read the descriptions of each stop, and we both got out at the overlooks to take in the beauty. What a natural/national treasure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some might feel that the $15 admission charge per vehicle is a bit steep but I think it also grants access to other national parks for a week. Not all of the dozen or so stops are equally engaging but that's no loss. There are opportunities to park & hike as well as the usual park & gaze spots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

don't miss the lake Michigan stop I toward the end take the short walk to the over look I think it was the best stop a must see

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Sarasota, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times over the years. It's a wonderful way to spend the day. Stop in Empire, MI at the Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center. You can hike the trails at the dunes, or just drive up to the designated lookout points. Often there's a Park Ranger to answer questions about the sand dunes. One of our... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So grateful we have this wonderful spot preserved for the world to see. Took my niece from Tampa here and just like all of our out of state friends whom we have taken here she was so impressed with the beauty of the place. Lake Michigan, the Dunes, the spot overlooking Glen Lake are just spectacular. No wonder I counted... More 

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Toronto Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can really get a good representation of what this lakeshore is about. Stop 4 requires a 1.5 mile walk which seems longer because it's through sand but it lets you see the different aspects of the park. Probably too much for young kids. Stop 9 is the stunner, must see.

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