Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
Education is a primary mission of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A variety of opportunities are available to visiting educational groups, including self-guided, ranger-led, and classroom activities.
Plan your field trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Please be aware that regularly scheduled ranger programs, facility hours of operations, and ranger availablity change with the seasons.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Bring your class to the Lakeshore and hike through the dunes, go on a scavenger hunt, participate in a shipwreck rescue, watch a blacksmith, and lots more.
- Grade level:
- Pre-Kindergarten - Third Grade
- Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Geology, Glaciers, History, Science and Technology
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