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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630-9417
+1 231-326-5134
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Trekking the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in Michigan
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This national park includes a 35-mile stretch of beach on Lake Michigan for swimming plus 13 hiking trails.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scenic drive” (240 reviews)
“lake michigan” (376 reviews)
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9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630-9417
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+1 231-326-5134
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"scenic drive"
in 240 reviews
"sleeping bear dunes"
in 171 reviews
"lake michigan"
in 376 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 78 reviews
"visitor center"
in 66 reviews
"glen haven"
in 75 reviews
"national lakeshore"
in 54 reviews
"pierce stocking drive"
in 80 reviews
"traverse city"
in 84 reviews
"maritime museum"
in 36 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 43 reviews
"empire bluffs"
in 24 reviews
"bucket list"
in 25 reviews
"bring water"
in 48 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 20 reviews
"good morning america"
in 15 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Such beautiful views. Lots of breath taking views. The thought of going to the bottom, oh my. But the thought of making it back up was more than I would want to do. Great place for a picnic. Best...More

1  Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fun place to go to if you can manage a small steep hike on the dunes. You can enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the dunes and run downhill to enjoy the fresh clear water of Lake Michigan!

Thank hiral h
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First off, this park is huge - 75K acres, so lots to see and do. We started off with the 7 mile scenic drive, which had 12 stops to get out and see the amazing views. There were also picnic areas scattered about, so areas...More

Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are many spectacular views one can experience when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Several outlooks also have bathrooms. You need to bring your own water and food

1  Thank Sibylle B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the scenic drive and the historic village. We will definitely return. The visitor center in Empire was most helpful.

Thank Jdmullins215
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sleeping Bear Dunes is a fantastic national park. I would recommend the dune climb and the scenic drive. Make sure to bring lots of water because it gets warm hiking through the sand in the sun. We also stopped on the last lookout of the...More

Thank tjpritzl
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dune climb was such an experience! Enjoyed making it to the top and getting to see the breathtaking views! It was absolutely beautiful and just breathtaking!

Thank Jenee O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only had a few hours that we could dedicate to this stop but we enjoyed the time we had. We took the Pierce Stocking scenic drive which was nice but we couldn't take some of the hikes so our exposure was a little limited....More

Thank cincymom5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not come to Michigan and skip out on this! The views are awesome. Truly awe inspiring sunsets. The drive is wonderful but if you can get out of your vehicle and walk the wooden paths its even better.

1  Thank gmakelly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our day trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes! We were staying in Petoskey, and so got up early one morning and came over for the day. We arrived at about 10:30am, starting with the Visitor Center in Empire (very informative, trail maps, etc.). We...More

2  Thank 907blaked
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1MissMelanie
June 1, 2018|
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Response from tgw51 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to head a couple of miles (south) down M-22 and check out Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor. They can rent you bicycles for a fairly short trek west on M-109 to the Glen Haven Historic Village and the... More
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Gabriela G
March 22, 2018|
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Response from Hiltin | Reviewed this property |
We were there for the dunes climb and noticed long open trails. No wooded trails come to mind, however the dunes are located in the National Park/Lakeshore. We too, stayed at Indigo Bluffs in our RV. Great locale to the... More
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tasha466
January 24, 2018|
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Response from sissie M | Reviewed this property |
We don't live in the area, so I wouldn't be able to tell you about photographers. The light house would be a beautiful place for pictures.
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