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Be a part of National Park Service tradition and attend a ranger-led program! Explore Sleeping Bear with a ranger on a hike or bike ride, at a campground or Junior Ranger program, and much more! Our seasonally available programs are FREE, cover a wide range of topics, and are fun for all ages.

For more fun events, check out our Park Partners' event calendars:

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear events: Horse and Wagon Tours of Port Oneida, Heritage Run, Chicken BBQ, and more.
Friends of Sleeping Bear events: Yoga on the beach, and more.

 

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Aral History, Mystery & Murder

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Esch Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    The logging town of Aral is long since abandoned. Learn about the murder that shook the town and the events that led to its disappearance as you tour the town’s remains.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 The Apple Tree

    • Location: Port Oneida
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/08/2016 to 09/29/2016

    Explore historic apple orchards in Port Oneida.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Evening Program–Ghost Stories of the Wilderness

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Join a ranger for an hour of terrifically terrifying tales. Or are they? There is only one way to find out.

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    Evening Program–Habitat Wars

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Turmoil has engulfed the habitats of Sleeping Bear. Invasive species are spreading across the park disrupting the natural order. But hope is not lost! Come learn how you can help bring balance to the forest.

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    Habitat Restoration Volunteer Work Day

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/08/2016 to 10/27/2016

    Join restoration staff to assist in restoring degraded and natural habitats at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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    Antique Apples

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Kelderhouse Farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Learn about apple varieties, history, grafting, and future in the park.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Star Party - October 2016

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Stop #3
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, October 21, 2016

    What better way to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore than with a Star Party!

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Empire, MI 49630

Phone:

(231) 326-4700

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