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.
..... Click the link for more information.
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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 ?
Unpublished Report, National Park Service, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan, USA 189 p.
The Great Lakes population--about 50 pairs--now nests along the beaches of northern Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior, primarily at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
MICHIGAN Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Winter isn't the off-season here, as there are trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Visitors can enjoy the crisp fall air with Traverse City's warming foliage and venture down Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for seven picturesque miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore protects the southernmost population of the plant in the Great Lakes; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has the largest areas of unfragmented habitat on Michigan's northwest coastline; and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore protects one of the only populations of the plant on Lake Superior.
At some, such as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, as much as 23 percent of the ground is covered with alien species, and the rate of expansion is increasing dramatically.
Other itineraries meander throughout the state's Lower Peninsula, taking in such attractions and activities as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, canoeing on the Au Sable River, Rockford's Hot Dog Hall of Fame, the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in Eau Claire, and the historic homes of the auto barons in Detroit.
Surfmen saved thousands of lives at stations up and down the coasts including Old Harbor, now part of Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts; Sleeping Bear Point and South and North Manitou islands, all part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan; Fort Point, now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco; and Spermaceti Cove Life-Saving Station at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.