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 49,075 (19,868) 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 49,075 (19,868) 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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References in periodicals archive ?
A support group for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan was cleaning toilets and grooming a popular trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
460 The height in feet from Lake Michigan to the top of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Macke's farm now grows more than 2,000 plants in hoop houses in picturesque Leelanau County near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
I very much enjoyed the article about Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ["Gift of the Glaciers"] in the fall issue of the magazine.
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. Kunselman enjoys outdoor activities and the pursuit of fitness by running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and even splitting firewood.
These studies included data from: Wyse (2004) who sampled 100 plots (400 [m.sup.2]) across the Good Harbor Plains and Platte Plains areas of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; National Park Service vegetation surveys at Sleeping Bear Dunes (18 of 120 plots; Hop et al., 2011) and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshores (42 of 158 plots; Hop et al., 2010); and a survey of two coastal pine stands in Warren Dunes State Park (Smith and Woodland, 2007).
When, earlier this year, Congress designated 32,500 acres of new wilderness along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, it was the first lands protection bill passed in more than five years.
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.
color within forests of oak, maple, cherry, chestnut, birch, hickory, ash, and beech trees is breathtaking." The tapestry of colors of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and surrounding protected forests in Benzie County change to vivid fall colors on the roads that traverse the county.
Stunning Fall Color and Unique Festivals Along the Sleeping Bear Dunes. This may be the time to visit the "Most Beautiful Place in America." 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." The Sleeping Bear Dunes edged out such better-known spots as the Grand Tetons, Sedona, Newport, Cape Cod, Aspen, Ashville and Hawaii's Lanikai Beach in the voting.