Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Update and Events

MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail)

Port Oneida Trail –

This spring, construction began on the next segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail extending from Port Oneida Road to Bohemian Road. This new segment will add 3.8 miles to the 13 miles of previously completed trail. The trail will be comprised of 1.8 miles of crushed aggregate within Port Oneida Rural Historic District, 1.8 miles of asphalt and boardwalk along Narada Lake.

Construction of the 500-foot boardwalk will resume on July 5 with anticipated completion around the first of August. The section of trail from Port Oneida Road to Basch Road opened last week. The trail beyond Basch Road is closed and considered an active construction zone. Please respect the barricades.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration – 

Please join us on Friday, June 24th at Kelderhouse Farm on Port Oneida Road at 11 a.m. to celebrate the newest section of trail. Directions: Park in the field adjacent to Olsen Farm and walk or ride the trail about 1/4 mile to Kelderhouse Farm. We hope to see you there!

Painting of Kelderhouse Farm by Lisa Wilkins Schulte.

Painting of Kelderhouse Farm by Lisa Wilkins Schulte.

Dune Dash! – 

Just Dune it! Join us for the 5th Annual Dune Dash 4 mile run/walk on Saturday, August 20. The race showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Registered racers will start and finish at the Dune Climb, follow the trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to the turn-around point at historic Glen Haven. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most scenic runs in Michigan. All proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction of the trail.
 
Find Your Park –

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The goal of the centennial celebration is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Click here for upcoming events hosted by the park. If you are out having fun on the in the park or on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, you can share your photos or videos using #FindYourPark, or by posting on FindYourPark.com.


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