The Philip A Hart Visitor Center at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Empire) is open again and the rest of the Park staff will be back at work Monday, January 28.
Trail Crew volunteers groom for cross-country skiing from Empire to Glen Arbor and north of Glen Arbor to Port Oneida Road. Find ski conditions and winter use information.
Our volunteer Trail Crew grooms the Heritage Trail for skiing and maintains the restrooms along the trail during winter.
The Dune Climb is open for sledding. Depending on snow conditions, you can really get flying! Take it slow - only climb part way up to limit your speed!
Our hiking trails are perfect all year long. Winter hiking provides a unique, quiet experience with nature and some fantastic views. If the snow is deep, put on skis or snowshoes. Hiking poles are always a good idea.
When the Government Shutdown is over, we will have 4th grade classes visit Sleeping Bear Dunes for a winter snowshoe experience. We will pay for bus transportation and a team of rangers will lead you on snowshoes through the wintery woods.
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 Bohemian Road (CR-669).
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