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.
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 night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore home and it holds a variety of meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.