Annual Report 2019

This Year We Are Celebrating 25 Years of Support   In 2019, The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes provided over… Read More »


Missing ‘Baby Monkey’ FOUND by Friends Volunteer Search and Rescue

Last known image of Baby Monkey

“My young son’s Baby Monkey is lost!” read the frantic note sent to Sleeping Bear Marathon organizer Tricia Davies. The… Read More »


Come visit us as the Traverse City Holiday Book Festival

The Life of the Sleeping Bear will be sold at the Traverse City Holiday Book Festival, and visit with Santa… Read More »


Winter grooming of the Heritage Trail to start this week

With unprecedented snow received over the last 36 hours, we will be able to properly groom the SBHT by the… Read More »


Book on sale at Empire Artisan Market

Come take a look at our book, The Life of the Sleeping Bear, and support the Friends. We will have… Read More »


Winter is Here at Sleeping Bear Dunes

We have had early lake effect snow at the Sleeping Bear Lakeshore and the Pierce Stocking Drive is now closed… Read More »


Limited Run Friends Bike Jersey Sale

For our 25th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate by creating a custom bike jersey to represent and support the park…. Read More »


Purchase our book, The Life of the Sleeping Bear

The Life of the Sleeping Bear celebrates the world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes area — its land and people — from… Read More »


Grand Opening of the New Kettles Trail

Kettles Trail Grand Opening Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 Time: 1 PM -4 PM   Place: W Baatz Rd, Empire, MI… Read More »


Sharing the shorelines, protecting piping plovers at Sleeping Bear

Blog by: Susan Poirier-Sorg, environmental writer  It was 1993 when two piping plover pairs were sighted. Both were on North… Read More »


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