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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

As of June 6, 2014, segment two (5.5 miles) from the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb to Empire is open! This section of the trail offers some challenging hills. The section from the Dune Climb to Glen Arbor offers an easier ride.

Join us for the Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride Sunday, August 10 at the Dune Climb!

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Bay to Bay Trail Planning

We are studying the possibility of a new water trail and backpacking trail that would run the length of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from Platte Bay to Good Harbor Bay. This proposed Bay to Bay Trail would offer backcountry camping for multi-day wilderness experiences. If you are a kayaker or backpacker, we would like your input.

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Adopt-A-Trail

With over 100 miles of designated trails on the mainland, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers a wide variety of hiking experiences and activity levels. Our Trail Patrollers walk their favorite trail at least once a month picking up trash and removing obstacles like down branches from the trail. They report large problems to the Park Roads and Trails group. Pick your favorite trail and join us.

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Adopt-A-River

The Platte and Crystal Rivers flow through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Thousands of people enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and tubing down these rivers during the summer months. Our River Rangers float the rivers on a regular basis to pick up trash and report safety issues. If you enjoy the river, why not help out?

 

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Adopt-A-Beach

Beach Clean-upHelp us keep our Lake Michigan beaches beautiful and safe. Adopt your favorite beach and walk your beach at least once a month picking up trash and reporting on beach conditions. It’s a great way to enjoy the beach – with a purpose.

More information: Adopt-A-Beach program

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Port Oneida Fair

The Port Oneida Fair features 6 historical sites in the Rural Historic District of Sleeping Bear Dunes each August. Over 100 demonstrators practice their crafts while children try their hand at a wide variety of hands-on activities. Music and square dancing add to the atmosphere.

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Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride – August 10, 2014

Join us for the second annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride on Sunday, August 10, 2014. This family-friendly bike ride is designed to have something for everyone. Choose to Beat the Bear for a challenging ride to Empire and back, or Chase the Cub for a relaxing, easy ride to Glen Arbor. Some ambitious hearty riders might decide to do both! Whatever you decide, there will be food and refreshments at the Dune Climb provided by Cherry Republic!

Sleepy Bear Twilight RideRegistration will be from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Dune Climb in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Riders begin as soon as they register and receive their Ride Token, and we’ll all be off the trail by dark. A suggested donation of $10 for individuals and $30 for families will be used for trail operations which include keeping the trail clean and clear for safe riding in the spring, summer, and fall and grooming for cross country skiing in the winter. Trail maintenance costs approximately $1,000 per mile annually.

Want to ride the Twilight Ride but didn’t bring a bike? No Problem! Thanks to the Cyclery in Glen Arbor, we will have bikes for you to ride at the Dune Climb for an additional donation. Suggested donation for bike rental is $10 for each child-size bike and $20 for each adult-size bike.

100% of donations will be used on Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail maintenance and operations.

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