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On Monday, August 22, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will host a free InstaMeet event to celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial. An InstaMeet is an interactive, in-park event, allowing visitors to meet up, take photos, and get to know each other. Once the visitors meet, they will accompany a park ranger on a nature hike.
Visitors can meet the ranger at the Pyramid Point trailhead at 8:00 p.m. and then hike one mile to a viewpoint to watch the sunset. Participants do not have to be an Instagram user to join in the fun; anyone is welcome to participate in the ranger-led hike. Participants should prepare to be outside, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable hiking or athletic shoes. Stay as long as you want. Rangers will be there for 1.5 hours.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera or a smartphone to capture images during the event, and may share their photos on social media using the hashtag #PyramidPointIM.
All InstaMeet events are free with a park pass. Passes can be purchased at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Passes cost $15/vehicle for seven days.
If you would like to attend but have other plans, you can follow Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore on Instagram @SleepingBearNPS. Search for the hashtag #PyramidPointIM to see the photos participants take at the InstaMeet. For questions, please call 231-326-4700, extension 5010.
As you explore the National Lakeshore, you are encouraged to share your adventures at FindYourPark.com and on social media using hashtags #FindYourPark and #sleepingbearnps.