The Life of the Sleeping Bear

Our new book celebrates the world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes area—its land and people—from prehistoric to modern times.



Blending art, history, and science, the book contains vivid pictures, fascinating facts, and helpful graphics and maps to provide a rich and colorful tour of this precious geological and environmental area.

Become a Friend of Sleeping Bear Dunes when you purchase the book!

We are taking pre-orders for delivery beginning December 1st.
Click above to order or for more information. 

“I’ve been living in the grasp of the sleeping bear dunes all my life and I didn’t know half the information packed in this guidebook. Did I find this book valuable? Yes. Engrossing? Yes.  Beautiful? Yes. Full of history and fact? Yes!  
Congratulations to all involved in creating this book, so aptly called, The Life of the Sleeping Bear.  You’ve covered miles and miles and hundreds of years in one excellent book.”
– Bob Sutherland, President, Cherry Republic

Sample pages from inside the book:

This book has been produced by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes with contributions from local writers, historians, and photographers who generously shared their archives and talents.

All profits will support projects in the National Lakeshore.

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