Project Description

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, tucked away in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, won the title of Good Morning America’s “Most Beautiful Place in America”. This hidden gem stretches 35 miles along Lake Michigan, two islands, 26 inland lakes, more than 50,000 acres of land, and the monumental sand dunes from which it gets its name.

The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center is a great starting point to get your park pass, maps, brochures and to learn about the history of the dunes and the surrounding area. Park Rangers are available to help plan your visit and answer any questions you may have about the park.

Click here for Sleeping Bear Dunes hours of operation and current closures


There are 13 hiking trails totaling over 100 miles located within the boundaries of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Click here for detailed information.

Scenic Drives

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a 7.4 mile drive taking you over a covered bridge with spectacular overlooks of the Glen Lakes, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Lake Michigan. Click here for more information.


Four excellent biking trails totaling over 60 miles are located within a short drive from Sleeping Bear Resort. Click here for descriptions of each of them.



Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore consists of 35 miles of Lake Michigan frontage with 6 excellent beaches. Click here for our list of Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches.


Kayak the Platte (Upper or Lower) or Crystal River. Click here for more information.

The Dune Climb

Climbing to the top of the Dune Climb is strenuous but rewarding, so be sure to evaluate your physical abilities before you start. Click here for more information.

Historic Glen Haven

Glen Haven is a small preserved village located a few miles west of Glen Arbor consisting of a historic cherry cannery now converted to a boat museum, a blacksmith shop, a general store and the Sleeping Bear Inn.

Manitou Islands

North and South Manitou Islands are part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and can be accessed via the Manitou Island Transit which leaves daily from Leland. Click here for the Manitou Transit website.

If searching for summer availability – Use Saturdays for Arrival Date and the following Saturday for Departure Date