Sleeping Bear Dunes: Do you think you can hike all of the trails at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan in one year? Prove it and join the Trail Trekker Challenge! Whether challenging yourself as an individual or looking for a new family activity, this challenge will prompt Northern Michigan to explore the landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, exercise, and have fun all at the same time!
Earn a prize and bragging rights by successfully completing each of the thirteen mainland trails (almost 100 miles total) at the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Hiking is a great way to get daily physical exercise and promote health while also discovering the beauty of the area. What better way to get your muscles warm, your heart pumping, and your senses savoring the views!
The Sleeping Bear Dunes Trail Trekker Challenge was co-created by Bonnie Ricord and Lena Cruz, 2011 graduates of Glen Lake High School. Having grown up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, Bonnie possesses a great appreciation for the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She plans to study natural resources at the University of Vermont. Lena, a native of Leelanau County, also shares a passion for the outdoors and plans on attending the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in biology.
With this project they hope to help others foster a connection with nature, encourage awareness and support for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and, ultimately, promote healthiness and well-being throughout the community.
Click here for the Sleeping Bear Dunes Trail Trekker Challenge logbook, or pick one up at the Visitor's Center in Empire.
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