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 Scheduled for August 7-8
Contact: Susan Sanders, 231-326-5134
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce this year’s Port Oneida Fair, which will be held August 7 and 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the Lakeshore.
Now in its eighth 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, and watch a team of oxen at work in the field. 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 call 231-326-5134 or write the Superintendent at 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630.
Did You Know?
There are over 100 miles of hiking trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Many of these trails can also be used for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. More...