Tap into 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline and 50,000 acres of sand dunes, beaches, and forests with these five hikes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Although it’s a fairly hilly hike, this trail awards its hikers with a grand Lake Michigan view. Cross country skiers love it, but it’s just as great in spring and summer.
Empire Bluff Trail
A trail that’s open year-round, the Empire Bluff trail is just 1.5 miles roundtrip—a nice length for an invigorating and quick excursion that boasts postcard views.
Good Harbor Bay Trail
A fairly flat trail, this hike isn’t very challenging for the experienced hiker, but it’s a perfect family-style hike and a pleasant trail to spend an afternoon picnicking and exploring the beach.
Pyramid Point Trail
A diverse trail that takes hikers through farm fields, beech-maple forests and across bluffs, this 2.6-mile trek features awe-inspiring aquamarine views of beautiful Lake Michigan.
Windy Moraine Trail
Pick-up a map at the trailhead map box and venture out on a 1.5-mile loop, just opposite Pierce Stocking Drive. This trail takes hikers through a woodland area with plenty of plant life and birds to spot.
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