The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a newly extended Sleeping Bear Dunes bike trail that travels 10 miles from Glen Arbor to Empire, and intersects several fantastic Northern Michigan attractions, like the the Dune Climb, DH Day Campground and Glen Haven Historic District. The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau County are known as fabulous places to bike, including road biking as well as the bike trail between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Now the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail allows bikers (and hikers) to conveniently travel through the Sleeping Bear Dunes while avoiding automotive traffic. MyNorth videographer John Newland navigated the new, paved trail and filmed a preview of the impressive new Sleeping Bear Dunes bike trail that courses through some of the most beautiful scenery of Northern Michigan’s outdoors.
From Glen Arbor—which is shown at the beginning of the video—the trail travels west to DH Day Campground, then to the Glen Haven Historic District before meeting the trail’s halfway point at the Dune Climb. From the Dune Climb, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail then continues south through the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes woodlands and meadows before terminating just north of Empire—which is shown at the end of the video—at the intersection of Voice Rd. and Bar Lake Rd.