Take a Hike in the Visitor Center
The Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center offers a wealth of information about the park and the natural and human history of the area. Study the large relief map to see what the area looks like. Follow the life of a dune in the displays featuring beach, active dunes, shrub zone, pine/oak forest, and beech/maple forest habitats. Go on a scavenger hunt and explore the animals, plants, and rocks in the exhibit. View the 15 minute slide show that describes the legends and history of the area through beautiful photos that highlight beauty of the seasons in the Lakeshore.
Did You Know?
There are 21 inland lakes within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore one of these small lakes for a close-up view of some of the birds, mammals, and wildflowers protected there. By the way, the fishing is usually great! More...