• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Glen Haven Beach

Cannery from the Beach

Glen Haven Cannery Boat Museum from the 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?

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse on South Manitou Island (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) was commissioned in 1872 and served Lake Michigan Shipping for over 100 years. You can take a tour of the lighthouse and climb its 117 step circular stairway to a great view of the Manitou Passage. More...