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 »


Call for Volunteers for Race Through Sleeping Bear

Help is needed at the Sleeping Bear Marathon Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 Time: 7 AM -2 PM – different positions… Read More »


Hike the Heritage Trail

All are welcome to join us as we close out Summer and welcome Fall, for our Second Annual “Hike the… Read More »


Volunteer at the park on National Public Lands Day, September 28th

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Time: 9 AM -1 PM  Place: The trail at Bass Lake National Public Lands Day is… Read More »


Kettles Trail Update

Work on the new Kettles Trail has been completed for this year. We have a few more things to add… Read More »


Petoskeys: Hunt, Enjoy, But Please Don’t Take

Searching for Petoskey stones may as well be Michigan’s favorite pastime. These beautiful prehistoric coral have been found all over… Read More »


New Benches installed on Heritage Trail

Have you noticed some new benches along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT)?  We just installed 8 new benches, bringing… Read More »


Track Chair Reservations OPEN

Do you long to get back into nature and hike a trail that is just too steep or sandy? Friends… Read More »


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