Recent and Featured Sleeping Bear Dunes Articles

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Camping Sleeping Bear Dunes Camping

    Whether you’re interested in hooking up the camper or getting off the grid, Sleeping Bear Dunes camping offers a wide spectrum of options for campers of all […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions 9 Essential Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions & Activities

    With 35 miles of sandy shoreline and 70,000 acres of protected wilderness, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is big—think three times the size of Manhattan.  With […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches

    The Sleeping Bear Dunes beaches provide an unforgettable sensory experience: gentle waves of the fresh, sapphire-blue water…golden, soft sand between your toes…the warmth of the sun and […]

  • Since 1953, The Cherry Bowl Drive-In in Honor has been an iconic Northern Michigan attraction. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In’s Jubilee

    Save Northern Michigan’s Cherry Bowl Drive-In with your vote!

  • Lunar Eclipse Lunar Eclipse Viewing at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is CANCELLED

    PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUDY SKIES.  Considering the weather restrictions, we recommend viewing the eclipse via a live online stream at […]

  • leland lodge Northern Michigan: Win a Vacation at the Leland Lodge

    Enter here for your chance to win a Vacation at the Leland Lodge in stunning Leland, Michigan! To enter for your chance at a vacation in Northern […]

  • Funistrada Video: Feasting at Funistrada in Leelanau County

    For over a decade, Funistrada has brought the freshest, finest Italian food to Leelanau County.  And with a pair of irresistible seasonal specials, Funistrada has become a […]

  • Frank Hagerty Remembers Car # 9

    From Detroit to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, a love story about a beautiful Ford and the men who loved her.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness, Manitou Islands Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness Legislation, What’s It Mean to Visitors?

    As soon as President Obama signs the wilderness bill that the House passed on March 4 (the Senate passed the companion bill in June 2013), 32,500 acres […]

  • RS48385_Glen Haven 2 038-lpr Great Lakes Freezing: Botulism in Lake Michigan off Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Since 2010, the United States Geological Survey and the National Park Service have cooperated on a study aimed at diagnosing the spread of botulism within Great Lakes […]

  • Leelanau ice caves, people wandering the face in evening sun. Leelanau Peninsula’s Ice Caves Deemed Unsafe

    High winds have destabilized the mammoth ice formations on Leelanau Peninsula’s western shoreline to the extent that Leelanau County officials have deemed the area unsafe. “The winds […]

  • Sleeping Bear Point-Winter Ice Formations Video: Sleeping Bear on Snowshoes

    Ice and snow coat Leelanau County’s Sleeping Bear Dunes, providing the area with a sense of solitude and mystery that greatly contrast the area’s vitality during the […]

  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Skiing the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail

      Hankering for the quintessential Northern Michigan winter outing? Rent skis or snowshoes at Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor, then set out on the Sleeping Bear […]

  • South Manitou Video: South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes

      This video of South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, introduces you to the spectacular natural beauty of this island within the Sleeping Bear Dunes […]

  • DuneClimb Video: Sleeping Bear Dune Climb

    Postcard views of the Glen Lakes and historic D.H.Day barn are one reason to hike up the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb between Empire and Glen Arbor. The […]

  • Leelanau Color Tour Leelanau County Color Tour

      From the Sleeping Bear Dunes coast to inland lakes, from rivers to countryside, and through the small towns of Northport, Suttons Bay, Leland, Glen Arbor and […]

  • Frankfort, Michigan Video: Frankfort, Michigan

    Video: Frankfort, Michigan, has all the elements to make a Northern Michigan vacation memorable. Situated on Lake Michigan at the southern end of the mega popular attraction, […]

  • Paddling down the Platte. Photo by Kris Riley Paddling the Platte River with Riverside Canoe

      Rent a canoe, kayak, tube, raft or paddleboard from Riverside Canoe in Honor, Michigan, and head out outdoors onto Platte River for a day of beaches […]

  • winterbeachfun Winter Fun at Good Harbor Beach. Photo: Drew Warner
  • RS51537_DSC_0399-lpr Beaches, Water and Snow Sports in Empire, Michigan

    Set in the middle of the magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the beaches, water and snow sports in Empire, Michigan, make for a legendary Northern Michigan […]