• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Field Trips

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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    Glen Haven Days

    Glen Haven Days

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore presents two days of special historical demonstrations and tours on May 22 and 23. Visit the restored Glen Haven Village and a U.S. Life-saving station where activities are designed to supplement classroom learning and bring history, during the very early 1900’s, to life by providing students with many first-hand experiences relating to Michigan’s maritime heritage. Students will watch a blacksmith at the forge, discover the unique history of one of the

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    Ranger-led Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Ranger-led Programs at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    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.

Did You Know?

Lake Michigan Beaches

Where can you find 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan Beaches? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also includes North Manitou Island (20 miles of shoreline) and South Manitou Island (14 miles of shoreline). More...