Got a couple of hours and want to take a hike? Where’s the closest trail? How do I get there, and what can I expect when I do find it? Got some pictures or video? What about a trail map? Maybe you’re looking for a beach close-by but you’re not sure how to find one…
You’re in luck! A new smart phone App called EXPERIENCE 231 has just launched in the I-Tunes store and the Google Play Android store. It has all the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore trails, Lake Michigan beaches, and rivers (Platte & Crystal). And it is FREE. Go to iTunes or Google Play Store to download it on your smart phone.
This is a collaboration between several regional organizations who manage natural areas in northwest lower Michigan including Grand Traverse Conservation District, TC Parks & Recreation, Garfield Township, TART Trails, Grand Traverse Conservancy, Leelanau Conservancy, and Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
In August, a group of AmeriCorps workers supervised local high school students in taking and editing video for each of the partner groups to create short videos for the Experience 231 App. You’ll love the videos they did for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click the links below to watch them.