Like many visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, I enjoy hiking through the woods or along a lake shore, kayaking in rivers and lakes, and biking on back roads and trails.
When confronted with a new flower, my first impulse is to learn its name and a little more about it. We have developed two tools to help you identify and learn about the wildflowers of Sleeping Bear Dunes. The first is a simple wildflower field guide which is available to download for FREE. You will have to download two pdf documents:
It contains just pictures and names of the most common flowers in the area and can be easily folded up and taken with you on your hike. This is available at the Visitor Center for a small donation.
We also offer an online database of wildflowers that is organized by color and season. To open the database, click on the color category below to view a summary of flowers for each color category. If you know the flower you want to look-up, click on the link directly.