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Ranger-led hikes September 20-22 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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September 22, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


throughout the Lakeshore
9922 West Front Street
Empire, MI United States
231-326-5135 ext 301


Lisa Griebel

Friday, September 20
3pm Fair Winds and Following Seas
View the route sought by many weary
travelers seeking safe passage. Fish Tug Aloha deck in Glen Haven, near Cannery, 30 min.

7pm Evening Program: Starry Starry Night
Meet before the sun sets to plan an evening of stargazing. Discover the locations and legends of stars in the night sky. DH Day campground amphitheater, 45 min.

Saturday, September 21
1pm Heroes and Villians
Visit the Dune Climb to play games and talk with a park ranger about how the dunes were formed, how they formed local history, and how we form their future. Will you be a hero? Dune Climb, every 15 minutes until 2:30 pm.

3pm History, Mystery, and Murder
Explore the site of a once-booming lumber town that vanished. Learn of the hidden history, mystery, and murders, and what happened to the town. Esch Road: Take M-22 south of the visitor center 3.9 miles, turn right on Esch Road, and park at the end of the road, 1½ hours, 1 mile.

7pm Evening Program: Nightly News
Hear the latest happenings at Sleeping Bear Dunes. DH Day campground amphitheater, 45 min.
7pm Evening Program: Voices of the
Today the Manitou Islands exist as virtual ghost towns, yet less than a century ago they were bustling logging, farming, and maritime communities. Join a park ranger to hear their stories. Platte River campground amphitheater, 45 min.

Sunday, September 22
1pm Glen Haven: Capitol of D. H. Day’s Kingdom
Feel the past come back to life on a guided walking tour of this once-
bustling historic village. Meet in the Cannery in Glen Haven,1.5 hours,
less than 1 mile. (Closed toe shoes and long pants recommended.)

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