A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An
island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.

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Features

petting the oxen

It's fair time!

Take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

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Ranger leading hike

Free ranger programs

Join a ranger and take a hike or ride a bike and learn about shipwrecks, butterflies, glaciers, early farm life, or the night sky,

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Find your park scavenger hunt

Find Your Park scavenger hunt

See the park in a new way, get out and explore, and have some fun with our Find Your Park Scavenger Hunt!

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Biker using the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail interactive map.

Interactive SBHT map

Explore the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail with our new Interactive Map. It's easy! It's fun! It's all there at your finger tips.

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What's blooming?

What's blooming?

Purple, orange, yellow, white--wildflowers are popping up everywhere. To find out what's blooming this week, check out our IN BLOOM list.

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Trail trekker challenge

Take the Trail Trekker Challenge

Do you think you can hike all of the Lakeshore's trails in a year? Join the Trail Trekker Challenge!

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Juinor Ranger logo

Become a Junior Ranger!

Learn, protect, and explore the secrets of the Lakeshore as you seek answers for your Junior Ranger book and earn a badge (and maybe a patch, too!).

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Sleeping Bear Dunes social media

Stay connected!

Thousands of people stay connected to Sleeping Bear Dunes through social media. Are you one of them?

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