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.
National Park Service to Burn Debris Piles This Winter
The National Park Service will be burning debris piles this winter at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). A fire crew will burn multiple debris piles in the Port Oneida Historic District along M-22 north of Glen Arbor, as weather permits. The piles were produced as part of an effort to preserve the historic landscape in Port Oneida.
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