Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear

An Album of Shared Memories Celebrating the National Lakeshore

We have traveled here, sometimes for generations, and created memories of family vacations, weddings, canoe trips, campfires, and hikes. Some of us had family homes and farms that are now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear features the beauty of Sleeping Bear country, which has enchanted people for centuries. It highlights the fun-filled activities that bring people to visit here by the millions. It shows the area as it was when settlers came here to lumber and to farm. And, it explores how Sleeping Bear has been preserved and protected since the National Lakeshore was established 50 years ago.




Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear Activity Guide. 
This 15-page booklet is a companion to the Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear Book. The guide is a Downloadable PDF and includes puggles, crosswords, and photos for coloring. 

Download this Activity Guide

Thank You to our book Contributors. 

Steve and Janie Tavener

Steve and Janie Tavener show off one of his photographs in the Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear Book.

Johanna (Yoka) Kaye, who has owned a cottage on South Lake Leelanau near Cedar since 1981. Moving here full time two years ago has been one of the best decisions in my life. Loving the beauty of our surroundings every day.

Cynthia Hartmann

Cynthia Hartmann points to her photos in Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear book by the Friends

Sample book pages are below. 

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is Protecting resources and heightening visitor experiences in partnership with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All proceeds from the book project will be used for Park projects.

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