• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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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.


1. Covered Bridge

2. Glen Lake Overlook

2a. Picnic Mountain

3. Dune Overlook

4. Cottonwood Trail

5. Dune Ecology

6. Leaving the Sand Dunes

7. Beech-Maple Forest

8. Changes Over Time

9. Lake Michigan Overlook

10. Sleeping Bear Dune Overlook

11. North Bar Lake Overlook

12. Pine Plantation

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Did You Know?

Lake Michigan Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dunes

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...