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.
Port Oneida Fair August 10 and 11
Contact: Lisa Myers, 231-326-5134
Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce the 2007 Port Oneida Fair to be held August 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Now in its sixth year, the Port Oneida Fair is a two-day celebration of Michigan’s rural traditions. While touring the district’s one-room schoolhouse, historic farms and original homesteads, visitors can witness timber framing, blacksmithing and quilt-making, experience a Civil War encampment, take a ride on a horse and wagon, watch a team of oxen at work in the field or learn about life in the early 1900s from an original resident. Family programs such as games, music and live entertainment will take place both days.
Food and refreshments will be available and picnic areas will be provided. A free shuttle service will transport visitors between the five historic event sites.
For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.leelanau.com/fair or call the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at 231-326-5134.
For more information on the Lakeshore, please brouse the park's website or write the Superintendent at 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630.
Did You Know?
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a popular field trip destination for school groups. Students can learn about geologic formation of the sand dunes, the fauna and flora that make this area home, and the logging and farming history as the area developed. More...