Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

#1 of 140 in Historic Sites in Michigan
Must see · Historic Walking Area · National Park
Home to forests, dunes, beaches, and even some glacial formations, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a stretch of Lake Michigan’s pristine eastern coastline ideal for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Backpack through the area that was awarded the title of the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America in 2012. You can stay overnight in one of the many campsites scattered within the 60 km (35 mi) park. Campsite amenities range from modern with electrical hookups, to extremely rural. Be sure to reserve your campsite well in advance as most are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and fill up fast. Put Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore into our Empire day trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Empire.
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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a must see. Hiked the Good Harbor Bay Trail that was mostly in the woods. Then went through the Pierce Stocking scenic drive and went to several of the...  more »
  • Sleeping Bear is an incredibly beautiful and memorable place, combining a Moroccan-style desert with waters of Caribbean blue. We simply could not believe that we were in the Midwest (although in my....  more »

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