Events

Yoga on the Beach

It is time to get your yoga mat or blanket out and head to Glen Haven Beach for Yoga on the Beach! Amy Hubbell is our instructor and there is nothing as soothing as doing yoga on a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

The first session will be the summer Solstice – Thursday, June 21 at 7 PM. This is a really popular event, so come early and stake out your piece of the beach.

Amy will lead a session each Friday morning June 29 through August 10. These sessions will also be at Glen Haven Beach at 10 AM.

Yoga on the Beach classes are fun, laid back and suitable for all levels, even beginner yogis. All classes 60 minutes, suggested donation $10. (We will be giving 50% of donations from classes taught at Glen Haven back to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes!)

We recommend dressing in comfortable layers and bringing plenty of drinking water and a towel or blanket you can stretch out on. Sunscreen and bugspray are always a good idea too. And for our evening Solstice class, please consider hanging out afterward if the weather is nice – beach fires are allowed at Glen Haven, and the sunsets are lovely!

Glen Haven is a restored port village on Lake Michigan about 2 miles west of Glen Arbor off M109, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come down Glen Haven Road until it ends at a big red building (the old cannery), turn right to park in the parking lot, then head toward the water to find us. Donations from classes here will benefit Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that helps keep our beloved national park clean, safe and accessible. Note that classes at this location will be cancelled if the weather is too nasty for yoga. If in doubt call/text 231-866-1451.

Yoga on Glen Haven Beach – Summer Solstice 2017

Yoga on the Beach Dates:

  • June 21 @ 7 PM
  • June 29 @ 10 AM
  • July 6 @ 10 AM
  • July 13 @ 10 AM
  • July 20 @ 10 AM
  • July 27 @ 10 AM
  • August 3 @ 10 AM
  • August 10 @ 10 AM

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Platte River Clean-up

Event Date: Wednesday, June 13 @ 10 AM at the Platte River Picnic Area on Lake Michigan Road under the Pavilion.

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes - On the RiverHelp us clean up the Lower Platte River to kick off the paddling season! Bring your canoe or kayak. The park rangers will provide volunteer training and Forest Health Specialist, Nicole Schafer, will discuss tree diseases that we want volunteers to be on the look-out for during the paddle. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Volunteer Coordinator will provide information about the Friends and other volunteer opportunities. Lois Goldstein and John Heiam of the Traverse Area Paddle Club and will provide kayak and cleanup training and then the cleanup will begin. Questions? Contact us.

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Platte River Clean-up: Traverse Area Paddle Club

Event Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM at the Platte River Picnic Area Boat Launch on Lake Michigan Road and M-22.

The Traverse Area Paddle Club will be conducting a river clean-up event on the Platte River. Volunteers are invited to join. To register and for more information, click here.


Musical Program – The Good Old Boys & Beach Bards

Come listen to the story of the “Bear” told through songs and stories!

Event Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Location: Platte River Campground Amphitheater

Cost: The program is FREE. Donations will be accepted. A Park Pass is required.


Musical Program – Tom Colin

Experience traditional Americana, old time, and Civil War Era music performed on hammered dulcimer, button accordion, banjo, harmonica, and more. Tom has performed on NPR, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and at international folk festivals.

Event Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Location: Platte River Campground Amphitheater

Cost: The program is FREE. Donations will be accepted. A Park Pass is required.


Dune Dash: 4-mile Run/Walk

Event Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Dune Climb

Join us for the Seventh Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 18th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follows the paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn around point at historic Glen Haven. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most beautiful scenic runs in Michigan.

All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction and maintenance of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

Dune Dash Poster 2018

Click here for more details and to register.


Musical Program – Jeff Brown

Sing a long with Jeff as he plays favorites from the 60s and 70s.

Event Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Location: Platte River Campground Amphitheater

Cost: The program is FREE. Donations will be accepted. A Park Pass is required.

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