Recent and Featured Sleeping Bear Dunes Articles

  • pierce stocking drive, sleeping bear dunes Video: Don’t Miss Sleeping Bear Dune’s Pierce Stocking Drive

    This 7.4 mile scenic drive within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore combines history, enchanting forests and spectacular overlooks of the Glen Lakes, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan.

  • Michigan kids discover nature through a camera in Parks in Focus program

    A week in the Upper Peninsula with cameras in hand helps youth discover the joy and mysteries of nature.

  • Fishing No-Motor Lakes Benzie County

    Whether you’re casting a line at one of these four inland lakes in Benzie County or catching a Lake Michigan charter out of Leland, Glen Arbor or Frankfort, fishing in Northern Michigan makes a relaxing and delicious day to remember.

  • Paddleboard Race in Sleeping Bear!

    Join the fun at Northern Michigan’s first-ever stand-up paddleboard race sponsored, by Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak in Empire.

  • Camping by the Water in Northern Michigan

    Snag a site with a view and pitch your tent at one of these three spectacular Northern Michigan spots; Tahquamenon Falls, Sleeping Bear Bay and Sand Lakes Quiet Area near Traverse City.

  • Concert at the Sleeping Bear Dunes!

    Shout Sister Shout: Steppin’ In It to Perform at the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb,7 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

  • Secret Sleeping Bear: Hike Alligator Hill

    Give your legs, lungs and heart a workout they’ll love on this steep but beautiful walkabout.

  • Relighting the Historic South Manitou Island Lighthouse

    One of Lake Michigan’s most famous lighthouses to shine again.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Video of a beautiful early summer day at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore including the Dune Climb, Pierce Stocking Drive, Glen Haven and the Visitor Center.

  • Video: Morels From Capture to Kitchen

    Video of Chef Randy Chamberlain of blu in Glen Arbor foraging for morels in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then cooking them with scallops and leeks.

  • Cookbook From Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Country

    Jim Volz shares his love of simple, elegant entertaining at his Crystal Lake cottage in Sleeping Bear Dunes country in his new cookbook, “Dinner on the Porch.”

  • Eagle Released at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Rebecca Lessard, founder of the raptor rehabilitation non-profit Wings of Wonder, releases an eagle into the wild at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire.

  • camping on lake michigan Coastal Camping on Lake Michigan and Beyond

    Ahh, September. Crowds leave; warmth stays. Time to score on those sweet, finally-available campsites right by a big-lake shore. Here are five we’d recommend to our friends.

  • 10 Insider Picks for the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    10 top picks for trails, beaches, views, history and more in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • ski sleeping bear Three Trails for Cross Country Skiing in Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Snowshoe and cross-country ski the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • 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.

  • Do The Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Climb the Dune Climb, hike the Dunes Trail or just picnic at this popular attraction of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Kayak The Crystal River

    Paddle, kayak, canoe or tube the gentle current of the Crystal River in Glen Arbor.

  • 8 Ski-Out-Your Door Vacation Spots

    Eight ski getaways where skiing is right out the door including Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, The Homestead in Glen Arbor, Shanty Creek in Bellaire, and more.