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Announcing a new release to accompany the Life of the Sleeping Bear Book, Exploring Sleeping Bear, an Educational Guide for Use with The Life of the Sleeping Bear.
The Friends of Sleeping Bear is an all-volunteer organization that partners with the Park to raise funds and complete projects to benefit all visitors.
to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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1 week ago
Some news about one of the park’s favorite historic spots.BIG NEWS on SLEEPING BEAR INN!
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a letter of intent for the development of a lease for the historic Sleeping Bear Inn and Garage in Glen Haven, MI to a newly formed nonprofit, Balancing Environment and Rehabilitation (BEAR).
This lease will allow for the restoration and adaptive re-use of both buildings. The work will be done by the organization in accordance with Secretary of Interior Standards for rehabilitation and with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Lakeshore to operate the Inn as a premier bed and breakfast lodge.
Originally built between 1865-1867, the Inn served as a frontier hotel for business travelers and local workers. It continued in operation throughout the next century evolving into a tourist hotel. It has been closed since the mid-1970s.
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear's Executive Director:
“We're excited about this news. It has been a longstanding wish of Historic Sleeping Bear to see this iconic structure used once again as an Inn in Glen Haven. This will add one more aspect of rejuvenation to not only the inn, but the historic village of Glen Haven." ...
2 weeks ago
Who is starting their New Year off with a trip to the Lakeshore?
Make sure to keep updated about the winter trail conditions before you go - bookmark our updated Trail Conditions page: friendsofsleepingbear.org/sleeping-bear-heritage-trail/winter-trail-report/ ...