The paved, multi-use Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is the only trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes that allows bicycles. The trail runs 17.5 miles from Empire past the Dune Climb, through the historic town of Glen Haven and winds through Glen Arbor, and finally ends up in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.
CLICK HERE for the Interactive Map of the trail.
This online map will work with your computer, tablet, or smart phone, and you can use it to view photos all along the trail, see which parts are easy and which are difficult. You can also find other things on or near the map – like your favorite restaurant, a bike shop, or maybe a museum or nearby beach!
You can’t hurt it, so click around on the map and see what you find.
This is a new kind of interactive map. Click here and click there and the world of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail comes into view through thousands of pictures, features, faces, and trail details. Look behind the photos for helpful information and share your favorites, view faces along the trail, take a photo walk, click the thumbnails of nearby photos and find location and information about historical sites, restrooms, beaches, benches, community services and much more.
The information on the map will continue to grow as we add more seasons (only winter and spring so far), businesses, events, trail features, faces, and photos. So check back again in a few weeks to see what’s new. Want to be part of the map? Contact us and send us information you want to have included.
If you have feedback or comments, contact us.
Note: a one-time pop-up window appears the first time you use the map on a new device. If it appears again – activate your browser cookies.
How do I get through Glen Arbor?
For more information about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, browse the following pages:
Detailed Description of the SBHT – What can I expect segment by segment?
Try the Bike-n-Ride by BATA – leave your car at home and ride the BATA to the trail.
SBHT Emergency Marker and Road Access Points – This spreadsheet describes road access points to the trail. This list has been distributed to Park and local emergency response organizations.
SBHT Winter Page – The trail is groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing when there is sufficient snow. Snow conditions and ski map are on this page.
SBHT Ambassadors: What is a Trail Ambassador? How can I become one?
Who is using the SBHT? Annual trail use surveys and automated trail counters help us know who is using the trail.
How did the SBHT get built? Learn about the history of the trail.
Support the SBHT – We need your financial support to continue building trail segments and to maintain the trail.
Here are a few pictures from the trail! Click on the thumbnail pictures to enlarge them. More pictures are available at our Flickr site.