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.
Saturdays at the Lakeshore Continue - Park Rangers Offer Free Hikes
May is a great time to go on a Park Ranger-led hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the new leaves are appearing, making the forests vibrant once again. While spring is in the air, a hike along one of the National Lakeshore's magnificent trails can be a great experience. Join park rangers as they share some of their favorite places during "Saturdays at the Lakeshore" this spring.
Did You Know?
There are 21 inland lakes within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore one of these small lakes for a close-up view of some of the birds, mammals, and wildflowers protected there. By the way, the fishing is usually great! More...