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Preventative Search and Rescue – PSAR

PSAR Volunteers helped reduce the number of Search and Rescues in the Park by over 50%. Fewer emergencies = happier visitors! Join our PSAR team!

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Making the Park Accessible to More People

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful place, and one of our goals is to make it more accessible to people of all levels of ability.. Our efforts are focused on awareness, training, and projects to improve access to trails and beaches.

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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) is a hard-surface multi-use trail that passes through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from Empire through Glen Arbor to the Bohemian Road (CR-669).

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Ski Conditions

We groom the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from Glen Arbor to Empire when snow conditions allow. Ski conditions will be posted here whenever there is a change in conditions. This winter, we will also groom from Crystal View Trailhead past the Homestead to Port Oneida Road.

Ski conditions will be posted on our web site whenever conditions change.

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Snowshoe Hikes

We are inviting all 4th grade classes to come to Sleeping Bear Dunes for a winter snowshoe  experience. We will pay for bus transportation and a team of rangers will lead you on snowshoes through the wintery woods.

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Echo Valley Mt Bike Trail

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has the funds needed to support an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the impacts of an proposed Mountain Bike trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We are waiting for Park management to allocate staff to the project.

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Casting Call for New Park Visitor Film

Do you love winter at Sleeping Bear Dunes? What’s your favorite winter activity? Do it on camera for a new video being filmed at your favorite national lakeshore!

Production company Orange Frame is seeking extras for a film shoot featuring winter activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes. We need volunteers to participate in a variety of activities such as snowshoeing, sledding, and cross-country skiing. The ideal candidate is someone who loves visiting the park in winter — no on-camera experience necessary!

Filming will take place on Saturday 1/27, Sunday 1/28, and Monday 1/29. Each scene should take about 2-4 hours, and snacks will be provided. Scene details are listed below.

If interested, Click here for more details and how to volunteer.

NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: End of Day Friday, 1/19/2018.

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Making the Park Accessible to More People

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Bike Safety at Junior Ranger Day

Friends Receive Grant to Improve Accessibility

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