MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes)

GLEN ARBOR: We are happy to announce that the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail connector through Glen Arbor will be easier for visitors to navigate with the new signs installed by the township and county road commission. We drove the route today and saw the new signs at each of the intersections through town. So be on the lookout for the new signs as you peddle through town.

The map below will point out the trail connector route designated by the Glen Arbor Township. The new striping on Western Ave. provides bike lanes. This area is very congested with cars, bikes, and pedestrians in the summer, so use the bike lanes, stop at the STOP signs and BE CAREFUL.

Give the Interactive Map a Try

We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from visitors on the trail about our Interactive Map. They are using it to plan their trip and outings on the trail, and many of them have the map running on their mobile phone while they are on the trail. If you haven’t tried it, click here and check it out!

Join Us in the Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade

Being in a parade – even better than watching a parade! Please come out and support the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes by wearing your Ambassador vest and walking or riding in the parade. We will have 2 banners identifying the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The Gator will highlight the work of the Trail Crew. We want as many of our volunteers as we can get! (Adopt-A-Beach, Adopt-A-Trail, Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-River, Board Members, and family members) If you don’t have a vest, I will have lots of extras. If you have family visiting and the kids want to walk with us, bring them along and we’ll give them vests! If you think you will be able to join us, RSVP to Jim Fonte by e-mail ( that will help us plan. If you don’t know ahead of time, just show up! We will meet at the corner of Forest Haven and M-109 (near the Christian Science Church) just before the parade and when the Gator comes by, we’ll join in.
Join the fun and be in the parade!