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The most beautiful place in America is the Sleeping Bear Dunes!
Good Morning America has named the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as their Most Beautiful Place in America! Click through to read more and see a video with Mario Batali about the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Watchable Wildlife by Bill Herd
Seeing wildlife on your vacation to a national park makes the trip extra special. It makes no difference if your primary objective was to see mountains, canyons, swamps or beaches; seeing the park's wildlife is always a welcome addition to your visit. Viewing wildlife in its natural habitat requires knowledge, patience and lots of time.
Wildlife at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Behind The Dune Climb by Bill Herd
The Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the best known natural feature in Michigan. A surprising number of people haven't just seen a picture of it or viewed it from an overlook - they know it from having had direct personal experience with it.
Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Complete Guide to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

About the Lakeshore features comprehensive information about the National Lakeshore including geology, plants & animals and rivers, lakes dunes and other natural features.

Recreation, Hiking & Trails offers National Lakeshore map and trail maps along with articles & photos from Empire Bluff, Good Harbor Bay, Pyramid Point, Old Indian, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and other trails.

Camping & Lodging tells you all about camping & campgrounds within the Lakeshore and other camping and lodging options in the Sleeping Bear Area.

Park Issues & Info answers common questions about the Lakeshore including user fees, park organization, park regulations. We also explore past & current issues involving the Park.

Sleeping Bear Area History documents the formation and evolution of the Lakeshore, the National Park Service and also provides historical information about communities within the Sleeping Bear area.

Media features photos and video from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - check them out and add your own!

America's Lakeshore: The Comprehensive Guide to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was developed by Michigan Alive in conjuction with Leelanau.com. It is designed to be the premier guide to the Lakeshore.

Recent Stories about the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Fee increases proposed for Sleeping Bear in 2016
Color Tour ... North Bar Lake overlook by Ken Scott Sleeping Bear Dunes... (10/30/2014)

The Bear of the Sleeping Bear Dunes
via today's Michigan in Pictures... Glen Haven MI Sleeping Bear Dunes,... (10/23/2014)

Leelanau Peninsula Color Tour with Ken Scott
Color Tour ... Leelanau! by Ken Scott Here's a cool tour provided by... (10/06/2014)

Sleeping Bear Lakeshore Weekend: Astronomy, Meteors & Glen Haven Days
Astronomer Tyler Nordgren at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore... (05/21/2014)

Watch the Lunar Eclipse in the Sleeping Bear Dunes!
In the early morning of Tuesday, April 15th, there will be a Star Party at... (04/13/2014)

Sun Spill at Empire Bluffs
via today's Michigan in Pictures Sun Spill, Empire Beach, photo by... (01/31/2014)

Lake Michigan Ice Balls on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The hits just keep on coming from Ken Scott of Ken Scott Photography. Via... (01/10/2014)

Worst. October. Ever.
via today's Michigan in Pictures. View of Manitou Islands from Sleeping... (11/11/2013)

Juicy tourism information from Traverse City Tourism
photo credit: expansive by ojoyous1 Traverse City Tourism has surveyed... (11/06/2013)

Shutdown at Sleeping Bear
North Bar Lake ... overlook by Ken Scott The TC Ticker reports that the... (10/01/2013)

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore links

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the official site of the National Park Service, offering detailed information about camping, trains and other park activities. Contact the Park: by email or call 231-326-5134.

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes assist the National Park Service by raising funds through donations and grants and by volunteering time and skills to complete a long list of projects.

Manitou Island Transit provides ferry service to North and South Manitou Islands and a sunset cruise in the Manitou Passage.

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear is committed solely to preserving the over 300 historic structures and cultural landscapes within the Park.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau has detailed visitor and lodging information.


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