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Rangers having fun in historical USSLS costume
Rangers having fun modeling various USSLS uniforms.
 

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

    __Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Sleeping Bear Legend

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Hear the legend of how the park’s iconic features were named and discover more about the local people who call this place home.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Birding Blitz

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Esch Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    We'll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Help a ranger collect data for the park's ongoing research about the wildlife that call Lake Michigan home.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Lyle Gun Demonstration

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Watch a live, black powder firing of the Lyle Gun, a line-throwing cannon, that was used by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and U.S. Coast Guard for over 75 years to rescue thousands of shipwreck victims.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Pedal with a Ranger

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb SBHT trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Join a ranger for a guided pedal along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Frequent stops will be made to investigate exciting topics along the route.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Port Oneida Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Step into the shoes of 19th century homesteaders and connect to the hardships and delights of farm life.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear - "The Barn Raisers"

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    The documentary film, “The Barn Raisers,” will be shown in the barn at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center/Olsen Farm. Filmed by award-winning producers, the documentary highlights barns of the Midwest and includes some from Leelanau County.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Manitou Passage Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Hike to a dune crest on Sleeping Bear Point to catch a glimpse of the Manitou Islands and Manitou Passage. Find out how the unique geologic past of the area shaped the lives of those who first lived on this shore of Lake Michigan

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear - Barn Dance

    • Location: Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    The celebration will culminate with our inaugural barn dance with live caller and music.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear - Family Event

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear's 20th anniversary.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Paddle the Platte

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Platte River Boat Launch
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Enjoy an easy four-mile paddle down the lower Platte River to discover the wonders of wetland.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Glen Haven Stroll

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Share your curiousity of this once bustling historic village as we peek in its buildings and uncover their stories.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Sleeping Bear Legend

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Hear the legend of how the park’s iconic features were named and discover more about the local people who call this place home.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Birding Blitz

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Esch Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    We'll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Help a ranger collect data for the park's ongoing research about the wildlife that call Lake Michigan home.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Lyle Gun Demonstration

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Watch a live, black powder firing of the Lyle Gun, a line-throwing cannon, that was used by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and U.S. Coast Guard for over 75 years to rescue thousands of shipwreck victims.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Pedal with a Ranger

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb SBHT trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Join a ranger for a guided pedal along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Frequent stops will be made to investigate exciting topics along the route.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Port Oneida Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Step into the shoes of 19th century homesteaders and connect to the hardships and delights of farm life.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Manitou Passage Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Hike to a dune crest on Sleeping Bear Point to catch a glimpse of the Manitou Islands and Manitou Passage. Find out how the unique geologic past of the area shaped the lives of those who first lived on this shore of Lake Michigan

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

    View Details
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    __Paddle the Platte

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Platte River Boat Launch
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Enjoy an easy four-mile paddle down the lower Platte River to discover the wonders of wetland.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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    Glen Haven Stroll

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Share your curiousity of this once bustling historic village as we peek in its buildings and uncover their stories.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Sleeping Bear Legend

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Hear the legend of how the park’s iconic features were named and discover more about the local people who call this place home.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Birding Blitz

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Esch Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    We'll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Help a ranger collect data for the park's ongoing research about the wildlife that call Lake Michigan home.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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    Lyle Gun Demonstration

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Watch a live, black powder firing of the Lyle Gun, a line-throwing cannon, that was used by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and U.S. Coast Guard for over 75 years to rescue thousands of shipwreck victims.

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    Pedal with a Ranger

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb SBHT trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Join a ranger for a guided pedal along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Frequent stops will be made to investigate exciting topics along the route.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Port Oneida Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Step into the shoes of 19th century homesteaders and connect to the hardships and delights of farm life.

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    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Manitou Passage Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Hike to a dune crest on Sleeping Bear Point to catch a glimpse of the Manitou Islands and Manitou Passage. Find out how the unique geologic past of the area shaped the lives of those who first lived on this shore of Lake Michigan

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    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Star Party - July 2018

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    View the skies with the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society and park rangers.

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    Star Party - July 2018

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    View the night skies with the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society and park rangers.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Paddle the Platte

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Platte River Boat Launch
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Enjoy an easy four-mile paddle down the lower Platte River to discover the wonders of wetland.

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    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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    Glen Haven Stroll

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Share your curiousity of this once bustling historic village as we peek in its buildings and uncover their stories.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Sleeping Bear Legend

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Hear the legend of how the park’s iconic features were named and discover more about the local people who call this place home.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Birding Blitz

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Esch Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    We'll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Help a ranger collect data for the park's ongoing research about the wildlife that call Lake Michigan home.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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    Lyle Gun Demonstration

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Watch a live, black powder firing of the Lyle Gun, a line-throwing cannon, that was used by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and U.S. Coast Guard for over 75 years to rescue thousands of shipwreck victims.

    View Details
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    Pedal with a Ranger

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb SBHT trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Join a ranger for a guided pedal along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Frequent stops will be made to investigate exciting topics along the route.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Port Oneida Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Step into the shoes of 19th century homesteaders and connect to the hardships and delights of farm life.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Manitou Passage Beach Walk

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Hike to a dune crest on Sleeping Bear Point to catch a glimpse of the Manitou Islands and Manitou Passage. Find out how the unique geologic past of the area shaped the lives of those who first lived on this shore of Lake Michigan

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Paddle the Platte

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Platte River Boat Launch
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Enjoy an easy four-mile paddle down the lower Platte River to discover the wonders of wetland.

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    _Dune Discovery

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Dune Climb Pavilion
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Find out how the dunes of Sleeping Bear were formed and unearth other geologic stories hidden in the sand. 

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    Glen Haven Stroll

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cannery, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Share your curiousity of this once bustling historic village as we peek in its buildings and uncover their stories.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    __Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart.

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    _Ranger Rendezvous

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground log cabin
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    This family friendly program uses hands-on activities to explore the uniqueness of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Topics vary weekly and may include animals, plants, history, or geology.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Sleeping Bear Legend

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Platte River Picnic Area
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Hear the legend of how the park’s iconic features were named and discover more about the local people who call this place home.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Horse and Wagon Ride

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM,5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
    • Location: Charles Olsen farm
    • Fees: Fee
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Clip clop back in time on a relaxing and memorable ride learning about the late 1800s Port Oneida Rural Historic District agricultural community.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    _Birding Blitz

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Esch Beach
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    We'll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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    Heroes of the Storm

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Maritime Museum, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk @ DH Day Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 AM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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    Twilight Talk @ Platte River Campground

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Discover the fascinating aspects of Sleeping Bear Dunes' natural and cultural wonder in a nightly presentation. Inquire at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center or campground bulletin boards for the night's topic.

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9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

Phone:

(231) 326-4700

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