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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

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Address: Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Beautiful for bike riding!

We rented bikes in Empire and rode the trail to Glen Arbor and back. It was a lovely ride, with a few steep inclines and twisty hills (especially close to Empire). It's a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented bikes in Empire and rode the trail to Glen Arbor and back. It was a lovely ride, with a few steep inclines and twisty hills (especially close to Empire). It's a great way to spend a few hours and see the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trail keeps getting better every year. New sections are constantly being added. There are several hills in the newest section North of Glen Arbor bit it's well worth the effort. None of the hills are too difficult, I took a group of children between 6 and 12 and all were able to make the whole ride without a problem.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have biked the Empire to Glen Arbor section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail several times now. The trail is in great condition and well marked. Very quiet and peaceful with forest, dune and water views. Most of the trail is gently rolling but there are a couple of sections with steeper elevation changes. We often park at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great chance to see a lot of the National Park with family from 4 years old to 81 years old. The vistas are breathtaking.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We biked this scenic trail starting at The Dune Climb up to Glen Arbor. Paved trails with minimal foot traffic the day we rode it. We road up to Glen Arbor. There's a section, about a half mile long, that had downed trees from a major storm. There are places where the trail isn't mark as well once you get... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful trail for walking, running, biking. Still getting it 100% completed, but mostly done. Mostly just flat/rolling , but a few areas with 8-10% grade on hills. Through the woods, campground, by the dunes, through Glen Arbor and Glen Haven. Lots to see

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Sleeping Bear Heritage trail is the most beautiful bike trail I've ever been on. We rode from Crystal Fiver Trailhead and headed north to just past CR669, where the trail currently ends. There is currently construction of a boardwalk in the section we did, which has closed a portion of the trail, but you can go on M-22 for... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This 7.5 mile scenic drive is worth the time. See beautiful views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan, as well as Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Short trail to reach Sleeping Bear Dunes. I have seen many sand dunes in my lifetime but never one as steep as Sleeping Bear Dunes! People were actually having to crawl up on hands and feet! There is even a warning sign posted that it will take at least 2 hours to climb back up the dune and many people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited and walked the trail and saw the dunes. Actually ended up coming back three times during the week because the kids were to enthralled with the dunes. The sunset view over Lake Michigan should not be missed, and be careful if you decide to go down the dune and climb back up. Its farther and more difficult than... More 

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