Some restrooms and trash cans not available until Memorial Day
Changes to visitor service due to Sequestration. Other than those at the visitor center and campgrounds, restrooms and trash cans will not be available until Memorial Day Weekend and will close after Labor Day. This includes the Manitou Islands. More »
Maritime Museum closed
The Maritime Museum and Boathouse are closed until further notice.
Kerry Kelly 2012
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is paved and intended for use by visitors on bikes, walking, running, and skiing. The trail is accessible to visitors with handicaps as well. The first segment of the planned 27-mile long trail goes from the Dune Climb to the village of Glen Arbor, through the historic logging village of Glen Haven and the D. H. Day campground. Parking is available at the Dune Climb and Glen Haven village. A park pass is required to park in these areas.
Road Bike Touring
Nearby Biking Areas
The Betsie Valley Trail is a paved rail-trail south of the Lakeshore that goes from Frankfort and Elberta to Crystal Lake. The trail is gravel from Crystal Lake to Thompsonville.
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