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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100 for 100!

100 ways to celebrate 100 years of National Parks! How many will you do?

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Snowshoe hike

Snowshoe Saturdays!

This winter through March 5th, you can snowshoe with a park ranger every Saturday afternoon and learn something wonderful about Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Annual fourth grade pass

Are you a 4th grader!

Then come on out to the park! Check out how you can get your Every Kid in a park Annual 4th Grade Pass.

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Boys having fun on snowshoes.

Winter science on snowshoes

Teachers, bring your class to the Lakeshore for hands on winter ecology and snow science. (Scroll down the page to the snowshoe hike field trip.)

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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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Stay connected!

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

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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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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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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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