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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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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.

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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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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is open from Empire (Voice Road) to Glen Arbor (Forest Haven Road). The trail is 10 miles long and the section from Empire to the Dune Climb provides some challenging hills, while the section from the Dune Climb to Glen Arbor offers an easier ride.

The next section from Glen Arbor (Crystal River Input) to Port Oneida Road is open!

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Bay to Bay Trail Planning

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is studying the possibility of a new water trail and backpacking trail that would run the length of the National Lakeshore from Platte Bay to Good Harbor Bay. This proposed Bay to Bay Trail would offer backcountry camping for multi-day wilderness experiences.

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Yoga on the Beach

Yes, it’s true! YOGA ON THE BEACH IS BACK FOR 2016

Tree-pose_Good-Harbor-250x188Yoga, fresh air, beautiful sunset, and the sound of gentle waves  lapping at the beach! That’s what you will get if you come to this Yoga on the Beach event! The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is partnering with Yoga on the Beach to conduct yoga sessions this summer starting on the Summer Solstice June 20 and then every Wednesday until August 17. Click here to see the Yoga on the Beach Facebook page.

Sessions will be held at Bohemian Road (CR-669) beach at 7:30 – 8:30 PM on the following dates:

  • August 3
  • August 10
  • August 17

A suggested donation of $10 will go to Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes to support projects in the Park.

Rain Location: 
Camille’s Body Shop
821 E Valley Rd
Maple City, MI 49664


Many Ways to Support the SBHT

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail – Ready for Spring

School Snowshoe Hikes – Happening Now!

New Safety Equipment Purchased for the Park

Student Snowshoe Hikes – Need Your Support

Echo Valley Trail Wins Cherry Republic Challenge

Echo Valley Mt Bike Trail

2015 Accomplishments

Ball Foundation Grant Supports Storm Recovery

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