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.
Pierce Stocking Virtual Tour
Most visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore take the 7.4 mile Scenic Drive when they visit the park. This virtual Tour will take you through the 12 stops along the drive and will give you a glimpse of what awaits. The photographs here can't compare to what you will see in person, so click through the tour to see what's waiting and then come visit in person.
Start the Tour or click on one of the links below that will take you directly to this stop on the Tour.
2a. Picnic Mountain
5. Dune Ecology
12. Pine Plantation
Did You Know?
The sand and gravel bluffs on the Lake Michigan shore in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are 450 feet above the lake level providing outstanding views and sunsets. On a clear day, you can see South Manitou Island. More...