The staff of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tries to accommodate all the schools that request a Ranger-Guided activity, but at times the demand is greater than we can handle. In addition, most groups arrange field trips that involve a combination of Ranger-Guided and Self-Guided activities, so look over these activities and select some that will fit the educational goals for your field trip.
Port Oneida Tour - The Port Oneida Rural Historic District located in the northern part of the park preserves the farm culture and history of the area. Use the Port Oneida Driving Tour booklet to guide you through the district and introduce you to some of the people who lived there. You can get a preview by clicking through the Port Oneida Virtual Tour before you come. There are no restrooms.
Interpretive Trails - Learn while you hike. There are three trails in the Park that have interpretive signs or trail guides: Cottonwood Trail located on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Windy Moraine Trail located on the east side of M-109 near the entrance of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and the Duneside Trail located at the base of the Dune Climb.
Did You Know?
You can hunt for deer in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In fact there are special hunts on North Manitou Island to help manage the size of the deer herd on the island. More...