• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.

    The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.

  • Changes in compendium

    The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »

Cannery Boathouse

The cannery was first built as a warehouse and converted to a state-of-the-art cannery for cherries in the early 1920s. In recent years, the Cannery has housed a museum of historic boats used around Glen Haven and the Manitou Islands. Volunteers have donated many hours to restoring the boats and operating the exhibit. The Cannery Boathouse Museum is the largest public exhibit of Great Lakes small craft.

 
Inside the Cannery Boathouse with a volunteer
Inside the Cannery Boathouse with a volunteer
Kerry Kelly 2005
 

Hours

11 am - 5pm daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Days and hours vary after Labor Day.

Phone

none

Location

At the bend in the road in historic village of Glen Haven off M-109

Activities

Volunteer staff provide interpretive talks and answers questions

Exhibits

Historic boat collection including vessels, motors, and equipment

Facilities

Public restrooms are available by the Glen Haven General Store

Did You Know?

Field Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a popular field trip destination for school groups. Students can learn about geologic formation of the sand dunes, the fauna and flora that make this area home, and the logging and farming history as the area developed. More...