This is the only bicycle trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In winter it is groomed for cross-country skiing (both classic and skating styles) and snowshoeing. For more information about winter use of the SBHT, including Fat-Tire Bikes, check out our Winter Page. The trail is mostly paved, but has a short section of packed gravel through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. The trail spans about 20 scenic miles between Empire and Bohemian Road (CR-669).
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is still mostly snow-covered and slippery. With recent warm temperatures, we hope the snow will be gone by May 1. Our Trail Crew will be out cleaning the sand, gravel, and branches from the trail the week of May 7. Before we get it cleaned, there will be winter debris on the trail, so BE CAREFUL!
Trail Maps and Trip Planning
Paper maps are available for a $2.00 donation at the following locations. These donations are used for Trail maintenance and operations – including ski grooming.
For more information about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, browse the following pages:
Detailed Description of the SBHT – What can I expect segment by segment?
Try the Bike-n-Ride by BATA – leave your car at home and ride the BATA to the trail.
SBHT Ambassadors: What is a Trail Ambassador? How can I become one?
Who is using the SBHT? Annual trail use surveys and automated trail counters help us know who is using the trail.
How did the SBHT get built? Learn about the history of the trail.
Support the SBHT – We need your financial support to continue building trail segments and to maintain the trail.
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail receives financial support for operations and maintenance from the Empire Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Click here to see the whole list of businesses providing their support.
Here are a few pictures from the trail! Use the arrows to navigate. More pictures are available at our Flickr site.