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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Left: Paddleboarders enjoy the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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The flora of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Benzie and Leelanau counties, Michigan.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) welcomes 2017s September Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Amy Falstrom, an Indiana artist currently working and living in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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National parks are a part of my family history, beginning with many summer vacations to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from our home outside of Detroit, Michigan, and continuing to this day with my daughter's work at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
In 35 pots we added 50 ml of live sand inoculum (containing the whole soil community) collected from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan (44[degrees]48'N, 86[degrees]4'W).
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.
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.
In the morning hours, when the lake and the sky are the same soft gray, Alice Van Zoeren steps among the small stones marking the high waterline at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.
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