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.
Glen Haven Beach
Kerry Kelly 2005
The Cannery Boat Museum in Glen Haven is located right on the Lake Michigan beach. Park your car in the parking lot and walk over the dune to the beach. From this beach, you can get a good view of the Manitou Islands, and you can see the pilings remaining from the old Glen Haven dock. Take a few moments to read the interpretive sign under the shade tree by the parking lot. It shows a picture of the dock as it was in the early 1900's with a passenger ship docking.
There are restroom facilities in Glen Haven near the General Store.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Life-Saving Station in Glen Haven was moved from Sleeping Bear Point in 1931 because it was being covered with sand from the moving dunes. Visit the Maritime Museum in Glen Haven in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to see how the crew lived and worked. More...