Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Spectacular sand dunes loom over the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan at this national park, where the rivers run clear and the forest rings with birdcalls.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest. Hike the nature trails, swim on the beaches and camp under a star-filled sky.

Climb the sand dunes and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views in all directions. The walk begins at the Dune Center, which has information and restroom facilities available.

If you’re not keen on climbing, consider the Sleeping Bear Heritage trail that starts at the same location. Cycle, walk or skate the hard-surface path, which winds for miles through the park.

Cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for an unforgettable experience. This 7.4-mile (12-kilometer) road takes you past some of the park’s most well-known attractions. See a covered bridge and stop to appreciate the view at key sites. Glen Lake Overlook, Dune Overlook and Lake Michigan Overlook are great places to get out your camera and capture memories. Pass through shady forests and sun-drenched clearings before you end up back where you started.

Visit Glen Haven Village to explore an example of a typical lakeside logging town. Many of the buildings from the 1920s have been restored and are filled with historical exhibits that will interest children. Enjoy a live demonstration at the blacksmith shop and check out the boats on display at the Cannery Boathouse Museum. Shop for interesting items at the historic Glen Haven General Store.

Kayak past the leafy shores of the Platte River or visit one of the inland lakes. Watch for birds during the summer months and enjoy the lovely display of wildflowers in spring. Enroll the kids in a Junior Ranger Program if you’re here for a longer stay. They’ll be kept busy with hikes, rides and other fun activities organized by park rangers.

Sleep at one of the little villages nearby to enjoy all the modern amenities or spend an evening camping out in the forest if you feel like a bit of adventure.

Enjoy the natural wonderland of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Top Hotels Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

M22 Inn Empire
M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI, 49630
The price is $109 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
$109
per night
Nov 28 - Nov 29
Stay at this motel in Empire. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (163 reviews)
"Great location. Just outside Sleeping Bear Dunes scenic drive and 4 houses down from the lake front. Thank you Michelle for being flexible and switch our room to downstairs."

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

M22 Inn Empire
Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Empire, Michigan
Stay at this vacation home in Empire. Enjoy a beach locale, WiFi, and a spa tub. Popular attractions Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Little Glen Lake ...
5/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Incredible
"Everything was better than expected - the location, furnishings, cleanliness, layout made for a great week. My entire family loved it."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Empire Lakeshore Inn
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI, 49630
The price is $109 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
$109
per night
Nov 28 - Nov 29
Stay at this beach motel in Empire. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (642 reviews)
"Bright and fresh new construction!! Room was spacious, very clean. Had an issue with the TV, but the property manager was responsive and accommodating. Perfect jumping off point to explore this area of Northern Michigan."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Empire Lakeshore Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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M22 Inn Empire
M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI, 49630
M22 Inn Empire
Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Empire, Michigan
Little Glen Cottage| Waterfront | Hot Tub| Dogs OK
Empire Lakeshore Inn
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI, 49630
Empire Lakeshore Inn
Waterfront Walk Out at the Homestead Resort- Available Year Round
Waterfront Walk Out at the Homestead Resort- Available Year Round
Glen Arbor, MI
Waterfront Walk Out at the Homestead Resort- Available Year Round
Blue Jay Cottage  Glen Lake with private frontage across the road for enjoyment
Blue Jay Cottage Glen Lake with private frontage across the road for enjoyment
Glen Arbor, MI
Blue Jay Cottage Glen Lake with private frontage across the road for enjoyment
The Sylvan Inn
The Sylvan Inn
3 out of 5
6680 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI, 49636
The Sylvan Inn
Glen Arbor, walk to town, theater, pool table, 60 game arcade
Glen Arbor, walk to town, theater, pool table, 60 game arcade
Glen Arbor, MI
Glen Arbor, walk to town, theater, pool table, 60 game arcade
M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
2.5 out of 5
5793 South Ray Street, Glen Arbor, MI, 49636
M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
-Quiet, Up North Cabin Across from Big Glen Lake
-Quiet, Up North Cabin Across from Big Glen Lake
Maple City, MI
-Quiet, Up North Cabin Across from Big Glen Lake
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.