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.
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.
Did You Know?
The Piping Plover is an endangered species that makes its home on the wide open beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Several nesting pairs have made the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore their home. Their nesting areas have been marked so they will not be disturbed.