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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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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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Yoga on the Beach

YOTB-SB-250x188Do you love Yoga, fresh air, the sound of gentle waves lapping on the beach? Pick up your yoga mat or towel and head for the beach with us! The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is partnering with Yoga on the Beach to conduct two yoga sessions this summer. All donations for the classes benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes!

The first class will be Friday, July 24 at 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Good Harbor Beach (Bohemian Road CR-669). Click here to go to the event page on Facebook for more information and to RSVP (click Join).

The second class will be Thursday, August 13 at 8:00 – 9:00 PM at Glen Haven Beach (near the Cannery). Click here to go to the event page on Facebook for more information and to RSVP (click Join).

In case of rain, we will meet at the DH Day Log Cabin located in the back of the DH Day campground. You can get to the log cabin by driving to the back of the campground or by parking in Glen Haven and walking on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to the cabin.

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