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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

    2 The Spoke-n Word (Bike Tour)

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Glen Haven General Store
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/01/2016 to 09/01/2016

    Experience the wonderful flora, fauna, and scenery along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Bring your own bicycle, or rent one locally.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1 Pop Can Fishing

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Bass Lake accessed via Trails End Road
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/03/2016 to 09/03/2016

    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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    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 8, 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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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Rivers of Ice

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Learn about glaciers and the powerful geological forces that created this beautiful and ever-changing landscape.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Trek

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM,7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Windy Moraine Trailhead
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Have you ever wondered how the forest changes as night begins to fall? Come enter the world of shadows and sunsets, and learn about the park’s nocturnal residents.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Sentinels of the Shore

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Step back in time and learn about the lighthouses, shipwrecks, and rich maritime history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Inside the Inn

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sleeping Bear Inn, Glen Haven
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    If the walls could talk, what stories would they tell? Explore Sleeping Bear Inn with a ranger.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    National Public Lands Day

    • Location: Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host a beach cleanup from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Twilight Talk–Sleeping Bear 101

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Platte River Campground amphitheater
    • Fees: Park pass required
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Are you a national park junkie? A Sleeping Bear buff? Come test out your trivia skills with a ranger in a fun, game show-style program!

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Last updated: January 27, 2017

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