When you open the Interactive Map, you will notice tabs along the bottom of the screen. Click or touch the Features On/Off tab and select the things you want to show up on the map (Parking lots, bathrooms, beaches, vistas, businesses that support the Trail, etc.). As soon as you click on a feature type, it will appear. You can change this anytime by clicking on the Features On/Off tab and changing your selection. You many have to zoom in to see the detail you want when looking for various businesses.
The navigation menu is in the upper left (circle with wrench and hammer). This allows you to zoom in/out, change map background, etc.
Click the Along the Trail tab to see what parts of the trail are difficult. Clicking on the Grade button will color the sections of trail RED where there are steep hills and clicking on the Caution button will color the trail YELLOW where the trail goes on roads where traffic may be present or where the surface of the trail is gravel. Beware of loose gravel or ruts caused by erosion due to heavy rains!
Click on the map route itself to see pictures taken at that point on the trail. You can select the season the pictures are from by clicking on the Set the Season Tab. Then only pictures from that season will appear when you click on the trail.
Local Businesses that Support the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Click on the business names below and it will take you to their page on the map. You can see where they are located, get a brief description and contact info, see photos, and link to their web site.
Cottage Book Shop
Crystal River Outfitters
Empire Area Museum
Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast & Cottages
Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate
Maple Lane Resort
Northwoods Home and Gift
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear
Serbin Real Estate
Sleeping Bear Gallery
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
We would like to add more features to the Interactive Map. Click Here to learn how you can “Get on the Map”!