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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450' above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular...[more]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630
Email:slbe_interpretation@nps.gov

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By Car: From the south (Detroit or Chicago areas) - Take US-31, US-131, US-27 to M-115 & M-37, I-75 and M-72 North to Traverse City, then west on M-72 to the Village of Empire. You may also get to Empire from the south via US-31 to Ludington and then north to Manistee. You can follow either US-31 or M-22 from north of Manistee. If you follow M-22, stay on it through Frankfort and on to Empire. In Empire, turn right on M-72 and drive about 100 yards and you will see the Visitor Center on your left. If you follow US-31 north of Manistee, continue north on US-31 to Beulah. Proceed 3.3 miles and turn left on County Road 706. Follow CR 706 4.4 miles to M-22. Turn right on M-22 and drive north to Empire. From the north (Michigan's Upper Peninsula), take I-75 to Grayling and follow M-72 to Traverse City or take US-31 south to Traverse City, then go west on M-72 to the Village of Empire. By Plane: via Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)in Traverse City By Bus: via BATA bus from Traverse City to Empire.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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