Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Address:9922 Front St
Empire, MI 49630

Phone:231-326-5134
Fax:231-326-5382
Web: www.nps.gov/slbe/
Size: 71,291 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 21, 1970; established on October 21, 1977.
Location:In Michigan, on the northwestern shore of Lake Michigan's lower peninsula. Many north-south highways approach the park, including US 31 along Lake Michigan, US 131 through Grand Rapids, and I-75, which runs the length of the state into the Upper Peninsula.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, auto touring, ranger-led walks, campfire programs.
Special Features:This diverse landscape features 35 miles of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, massive sand dunes, birch-lined streams, white sand beaches, beech-maple forests, clear lakes, and rugged bluffs towering as high as 460 feet above Lake Michigan. Two offshore wilderness islands -- North and South Manitou -- offer tranquility and seclusion.

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Hiking and backpacking have also been popular and the family has had a chance to experience several national parks such as Yosemite and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The property also provides a shuttle service to and from popular area attractions, making it easy to explore the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding Lake Michigan beaches, as well as beautiful recreational areas like Traverse City State Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau Peninsula, and the old Mission Peninsula wineries, museums, and lighthouses.
Moreover, with over $20 million in work awarded to these groups annually, it may improve project funding for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as well as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Family trips "up North" or to Sleeping Bear Dunes broke the uniform flatness, and Lake Michigan was our own version of the sublime, stretching as if to infinity.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Stunning Fall Color and Unique Festivals Along the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Benzie County with over 30 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the southern gateway to the acclaimed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park just voted "the most beautiful place in America" by viewers of ABC's "Good Morning America.
Macke owns Light of Day Organics, the only Demeter-certified biodynamic farm in Michigan, not far from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the state's west coast.
Cleveland, Ohio; Eagle Harbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mich.
Back on the mainland we were soon on the road again bound for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, an area of towering sand dunes and beautiful lakes on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Among the most popular are Michigan Deer, Sleeping Bear Dunes Bear Hug, and Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge.
Field trials also were conducted at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PRNL), and Grand Island National Recreation Area (GINRA).