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.
tery Phipps 2005
Let’s climb the Dunes! Race you to the top! How fast can you run down? Do you think I could roll all the way down? No doubt one of the biggest attractions for the young people is to head to the Dune Climb.
After you get sand in your hair and clothes, it’s time to head for the lake and let the cool clean water of Lake Michigan. Build sand castles on the beach or body surf on the Lake Michigan waves.
Kerry Kelly 2005
Each evening, there is a free Ranger Program at various places in the park. These are fun for young and old alike. Check the Schedule of Events to learn about the different topics and when and where they will be presented.
Did You Know?
The Piping Plover is an endangered species that makes its home on the wide open beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Several nesting pairs have made the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore their home. Their nesting areas have been marked so they will not be disturbed.