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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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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Expansion

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 Port Oneida Rural Historic District. The newest section Basch Road to Bohemian Road (CR-669) opened in October, 2016.

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Echo Valley Mt Bike Trail

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has begun raising funds to support an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the impacts of an proposed Mountain Bike trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Explore Shipwrecks

Walking the Lake Michigan Beach can become a history lesson. Shipwrecks appear and get buried by the dynamic nature of the Lake Michigan shoreline due to winds, waves, and currents. Learn more about the history of the area.

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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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Friends Receive Grant to Improve Accessibility

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes (Friends) has received a grant for $17,500 from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to assess trails and beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

About 20% of Americans have a disability that limits their use of trails or beaches. Assessment and subsequent improvement of trails and beaches will allow more Park visitors to experience dune, woodland, and wetland habitats and our Lake Michigan and inland lakes. The Friends will have volunteers working with an expert in accessibility assessment to evaluate trails and beaches and make recommendations. We will also partner with the Disabilities Network of Northern Michigan and Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports and Recreation to bring individuals with disabilities and their families to attend “Beaches and Trails for Everyone” open house events to showcase newly enhanced accessibility features of the Park. This work will be done in 2017-2018.

If you are interested in being part of this project, click here to send us an e-mail to get on this team.

Headlines

A Busy Year – 2016 Accomplishments

Ski Conditions

Snowshoe Hikes

4th Grade Snowshoe Program

New Video features Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Expansion

Yoga on the Beach

Many Ways to Support the SBHT

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail – Ready for Spring

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