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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Blacksmith Shop

The blacksmith shop is operational most days in the summer, staffed by volunteers. You can watch the blacksmith take a piece of iron, heat it in the forge and pound out useful shapes and parts. The exhibit is very interactive, so feel free to ask questions. You can see some of the parts they have made in the shop and ask the blacksmith questions about his trade or the history of the local area. While you are watching, you will learn about D. H. Day and his role in developing the Glen Haven area.


Memorial Day to Labor Day 11-5. Days and hours vary after Labor Day.




Historic village of Glen Haven off M-109


Fully restored 1920's blacksmith shop provides demonstrations of transforming bars of iron into beautiful, useful items. The blacksmith also tells visitors about the local history of the area when it was settled during the logging and farming era.


Parts made by the blacksmith and an old wagon


Public restrooms are available by the Glen Haven General Store

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Floating the River

Float the river! There is more to do at Sleeping Bear Dunes than just climb sand dunes. A hot summer day is ideal for floating the Platte or Crystal River. More...