In this FREE download, you’ll get 10 insider ideas for 10 places not to miss at Sleeping Bear Dunes in this thirty-five miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and 50,000 acres of sand dunes, beaches, forests and rivers just 25 miles from Traverse City, Michigan. All this and more await you when you hike, canoe, Nordic ski, snowshoe, tour by car or camp to explore the Sleeping Bear Dune’s rich history and drink in the awe-inspiring landscapes. And you’ll get our free email newsletters with tips on where to go and what to do Up North like our calendar of events, weekend escapes, deals and discounts and contests.
Your Traverse City vacation isn’t complete without a visit to this outstanding national park. And with your FREE copy of “10 Places Not to Miss in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore” you won’t miss some of the best features. On the shores of Lake Michigan and just half an hour by car from Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers spectacular landscapes and adventures for all ages. We’ve compiled 10 of our favorites along with driving directions and tips on what to watch for when you get there.
Here’s what you’ll get in your free download of 10 Places Not to Miss in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
1. A beginner-friendly slice of the 15-mile Platte Plains Trail
This pine needle-carpeted trail is within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
2. A sandy-bottomed lakelet at the Lake Michigan shoreline
Be prepared to share the shallows with giggling little ones. Or take an invigorating dip in the big lake—Lake Michigan.
3. Snowy Getaway at Sleeping Bear Dunes
If you’ve only visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in summer, you don’t really know this Bear. In winter the magical landscape is cloaked in white.
4. Two-mile roundtrip hike with possible wildlife sightings
Be prepared for company as you hike this trail—deer, rabbit, coyote and even a cougar have been sighted in these parts.
5. Afternoon’s End on the Sleeping Bear Dunes bluffs
The sunsets are legendary from this vantage point 400 feet above Lake Michigan.
6. Magnificent views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes
This 1.5 mile-loop is a lovely patchwork of lakeshore landscape that culminates in a magnificent view of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
7. Backcountry Camping in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
If you’ve wanted to try backpacking, make this camp your first attempt: easy effort, big payoff. It’s just half an hour from Traverse City, Michigan.
8. Sand Dune Getaway without the Crowds
An island escape on Lake Michigan.
9. Reel in the Daily Catch
Bait your hook and drop a line in this non-motorized lake within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
10. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore time capsule
Once upon a time, this was a bustling Lake Michigan port village. Imagine life as it was in the days of the lumberjacks Up North.
To get all the details of these 10 enticing features within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshoreclick below and download 10 FREE Places Not to Miss at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore now. Then pack your bags (don’t forget your camera!) and fill the gas tank.
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