Guided Tours

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a 7 mile scenic route that takes you to spectacular overlooks of Lake Michigan, Glen Lake, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Two picnic areas are also on the route. Download the National Park Service app for a driving tour of the interpretive waysides along the drive.

Bus Tours
The Lakeshore is not currently scheduling step-on tour guides. Tour groups can visit the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, and other park locations in a self-guided fashion without reservations. If you are interested in a step-on tour guide, please follow-up in April of 2022 to see if the operating status has changed. Please visit the fees and passes page of the Sleeping Bear Dunes website for fee information.

Ranger-led Programs
Programs are listed on the Lakeshore's calendar.

We encourage visitors to also take advantage of our self-guided activities:
Play Your Way
Explore the Shore
Self-guided tours on the app, NPS Sleeping Bear Dunes, available on Android or Apple.

Heritage Tours – our partner Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers tours of historic properties in the park.

Authorized Commercial ServicesThe following businesses and organizations are authorized to provide visitor activities in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They provide a variety of ways to see and enjoy the Lakeshore through unique and specialized trips, tours, adventures etc.

Day Camps
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak 231-326-9283

Guided Biking &Hiking
Carolina Tailwinds (Multi-Day Biking Tours)
Discovery Bicycle Tours (Multi-Day Biking Tours)
Mindfulness in Nature (Hiking) 760-519-5025
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (Port Oneida Bike Tours) 231-334-6103
Sierra Club Outings (Hiking and Biking) 415-977-5690
Sleeping Bear Tour Co (Hiking)
Vacation Bicycling (Multi-Day Biking Tours) 706-363-0341

Guided Camping (Manitou Islands)
LyfMotive Adventures 231-645-3399
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak 231-326-9283
True North Counseling 231-342-5232

Guided Fishing
Manitou Fishing Charters 231-218-5853
Walleye King 231-557-2755

Guided Horse and Wagon Tours
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear 231-334-6103

Guided Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak 231-326-9283

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Yoga on the Beach
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear 231-334-6103 Hike and Yoga

Photography Workshops
Neil Weaver Photography 517-743-1442 (

Recreation Equipment Rental (Bike, Canoe, Kayak)
Crystal River Outfitters (Glen Arbor, MI) 231-334-3808
The Honor Trading Post (Honor, MI) 231-325-2202

Sightseeing – Road-Based Tours
Up North Tours 231-624-3485

Transportation to South Manitou Island and North Manitou Island
Manitou Island Transit 231-256-9061 (
Manitou Fishing Charters 231-218-5853

Wilderness Hikes
Mindfulness in Nature 760-519-5025
Sleeping Bear Tour Co

Last updated: June 27, 2022

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