There’s a park party and you are invited. The National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary activities start with a kick-off celebration at the Dune Climb on Saturday, January 18th. Join park rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Historic Sleeping Bear for a “Hibernation Celebration” full of fun winter activities. Build a snow sculpture, sled down the dunes (remember to BYOS (Bring Your Own Sled)), try snowball target practice, borrow snowshoes to enjoy the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, sip hot chocolate by a fire, and MORE.

There will be a warming station with craft activities in the Dune Center. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Stop by anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to join in the celebration.

The event is free with a park pass. You can purchase a commemorative anniversary park pass in the Visitor Center for $45 which is good for the entire year!

Location: Dune Climb; 6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Date: Saturday, January 18 2020.
Time: Activities will start at 10:00 a.m. and go until to 4:00 p.m.
Expect to be outside for about two hours.