Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Lakeshore
Park ranger-led programs will be featured at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Visit the National Lakeshore on Memorial Day Weekend and tour the Glen Haven Maritime Museum, watch a blacksmith, take some photos, and learn more about lighthouses, owls, and other birds.
The Saturday and Sunday (May 25-26) schedule will include the always-popular "Heroes of the Storm" program at 3:00 p.m. at the Maritime Museum in Glen Haven. Park rangers recruit the assistance of young audience members to serve as U.S. Life-Saving Service surfmen to recreate a shipwreck rescue on land. They haul lines and use replicas of historic equipment in an effort to save Raggedy Ann and Andy from their sinking vessel.
Saturday, May 25
7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Lighthouses: Lore and Legend
Sunday, May 26
7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Owls of Sleeping Bear Dunes
Park ranger-led programs will be provided at no charge. Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun. Please call 231-326-5135, ext. 328, to make reservations or ask questions, or visit their website at www.nps.gov/slbe. Information is also available on the National Lakeshore's at Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Did You Know?
If you are an artist, you can apply to the Artist-In-Residence program and stay in the Lakeshore to enjoy some solitude and focused time. Check it out. More...