Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
6748 Dune Hwy (M-109)
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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The Dune Climb is the main attraction for the kids who love to run and roll down the dunes. Located just about 5 miles north of Empire on M-109, you can see it on the west side of the road. The entire National Lakeshore includes a 35 mi. stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline, as well as North and South Manitou Islands. The park was established primarily for its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. The Lakeshore also contains many cultural features including a 1871 lighthouse, three former Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations and an extensive rural historic farm district. The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center is located on M-72 just east of the intersection with M-22 in Empire, MI. You will find a wealth of information about the park and the natural and human history of the area. Park passes, brochures, and maps are available at the Information Desk. If you have questions, rangers and volunteers are available to assist you. Operating Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day (Summer) – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Rest of Year – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Phone: 231-326-4700 ext. 5010