3 Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours for Your Summer Vacation

Getting outdoors is as popular as ever here in Northern Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours is offering three guided tours that offer guests an easy way to safely explore the park and get the most out of their trip.

HISTORICAL EMPIRE WALKING TOUR

Step back in time on this tour. The history of Empire goes back to the lumber days of 1884 and there are still remnants to see from that time. Hear about early settlers, how Empire got its name and what people did and where they came from. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and is a leisurely walk on flat terrain. It’s also suitable for wheelchair users. Meet in Empire at the corner of M-22 and Front Street, by the old schoolhouse. Wear comfortable shoes and bring some water. Group size is limited to six people and social distancing measures will be implemented. Tours run through July 29.

GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR @ SLEEPING BEAR DUNES HERITAGE TRAIL

This guided bicycle tour along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will explore wildlife, wildflowers, geology and the history of the area. Bring your own bike and meet at the Dune Climb trailhead. The tour is about 1.5 hours with various stops. Bring a camera, water and sunscreen and find out what this area has to offer. Group size is limited to four participants and social distancing will be implemented. Tours run through July 28.

LOOK AND LISTEN EVENING BIKE RIDE

The Look and Listen Evening Bike Ride will meet in Empire and take you along changing habitats, meadows for bird and wildlife watching and places of history all the way to North Bar Lake. Along the trail, look for wildflowers as well as invasive species. Guests will meet in Empire at the Empire Area Museum and the tour takes about 1.5 hours. Bring your own bike, camera, binoculars and some water. Group size is limited to four participants and social distancing measurements will be implemented. Tours run through July 30.

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