Things To Do near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula
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”.
Tens of thousands of viewers voted online for this National Lakeshore Park, which is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. The hidden gem boasts 64 miles of beaches 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.
Sleeping Bear Resort is located only 15 miles away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center. We’re within 15 miles of Downtown Traverse City and approximately 33 miles to Northport near the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. It’s only 25 miles to Frankfort, 20 miles to Crystal Mountain and 12 miles to Interlochen. There’s so much to do in this area that we’ve sorted everything by category.
Click on any of the categories listed below and see all the best beaches, biking, hiking, downhill skiing, etc.