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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

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Address: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
Phone Number: +1 231-326-4700
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Driving the M22 color tour and stop to check it out. All I can say is Wow what a great side trip. Great views and beautiful sites well worth the drive. This is a must if you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Monticello, Indiana
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Monticello, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving the M22 color tour and stop to check it out. All I can say is Wow what a great side trip. Great views and beautiful sites well worth the drive. This is a must if you are in the area.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad we took the recommendation and drove the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Lots of good views of Lake Michigan and the sand dunes.

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Thank cfrith5
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This scenic drive came well recommended from my boyfriend's friend so we thought we would stop during our driving tour of M-22. There is a small entrance fee for vehicles and bicyclists. Each stop gets better than the last with the most amazing views of Lake Michigan at the end. There are signs everywhere on the dunes saying not to... More 

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Thank Kayla Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this one. Take your time at the stops especially the last stop the dune overlook. Spectacular

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This drive closes for winter. October is a wonderful time to experience fall colors in Michigan. Make sure you pick up a free guide at the visitors center. It contains detailed information describing the stops along the way. Very little walking to overlooks of Sleeping Bear Dunes. (There are trails out into the dunes if you want a good workout.)

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We arrived at Sleeping Bear Dunes just as the rain arrived. So, we took a quick walk through the dunes before they heavy stuff moved in. The scenic drive gave us an option for continuing our visit and still seeing some sights. We could hop out of the car and check out a stop on the tour and then hop... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We found this drive through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore very scenic and beautiful. We stopped at many of the lookout areas and went on several hikes.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My husband and I visited on October 4th and the highlight of the drive were stops # 9 and #10, which are actually on the same pullout. Be aware that after enjoying your time at the viewing platform at #9, take the short hike up the sand hill to #10, where there is another viewing platform looking out onto the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I hadn't originally anticipated to do this stretch, but one of the park rangers highly recommended it, and I'm glad I listened. This drive is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I arrived just as it was openning for the day so there were very few people. Perfect for fall to see the color tour. There are pull-outs throughout the drive so... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Love the beautiful fall colors on this drive. Many scenic overlooks, hiking,a chance to walk on the dunes to look at Lake Michigan and the Dune Climb. A highlight of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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