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  • scenic drive Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    The Pierce Stocking Drive, located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, provides a gorgeous scenic drive, beautiful lookouts over Lake Michigan and North Bar Lake and a lovely, short hike on the Cottonwood Trail.

  • Dune Wonder

    Varied dune ecology can be found in Grand Sable Dunes, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Nordhouse Dunes, including pitcher’s thistle, piping plover and wolf spider.

  • Traverse Classics: Lessons in Beekeeping

    Traverse Classics: Heartache. Stings. Who knew that beekeeping would be so emotional?