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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Peterson Road Beach

Peterson Beach

Peterson Beach with Empire Bluff in the background

Kerry Kelly 2006

The Lake Michigan beach at the end of Peterson Road is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the Lakeshore. Peterson Road is a gravel road that you can take through the woods for about a mile to a small parking area with a restroom. It is located in the southern part of the Park near the intersection of M-22 and Deadstream Road. From this beach, you can see the bluffs along Sleeping Bear Point and Empire Bluff. On a clear day, you can also see South Manitou Island. This is a popular place for swimmers on a hot summer day, but parking is limited, so you might have to park along the dirt road.
 
View from Peterson Road Beach
View of Sleeping Bear Point Bluff and Empire Bluff from Peterson Road Beach
Kerry Kelly 2006

Did You Know?

Lake MI Beach

If you are an artist, you can apply to the Artist-In-Residence program and stay in the Lakeshore to enjoy some solitude and focused time. Check it out. More...