Things To Do


Making the Most of your Visit

Start your visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at the Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, MI to get oriented, get your maps, and see the slide show. Ask a ranger for advice for things to do that match your interests. You will find amazing views of the dunes and Lake Michigan, great hiking, interesting local history, and of course some incredible sand dunes to climb.

If you have less than 3 hours, try these . .

Take a drive on the 7-mile drive Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Trek up the Dune Climb-or watch the kids enjoy the sand.
Explore Glen Haven and the Maritime Museum
Dip your toes in the tranquil Loon Lake

More than 3 hours, add these . . .

Attend a ranger-led program
Walk or bike the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Paddle a river
Explore Port Oneida
Hike a trail

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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