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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore features miles of sandy beach and towering dunes that rise 450 feet. There are 100 miles of hiking and biking trails and many are open for skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Expansive beaches offer great swimming, boating, tubing and fishing, both on Lake Michigan and in 21 inland lakes which offer calmer and warmer waters. You’ll find equipment rentals available on-site. Take part in the year-round ranger led adventures and make it an overnight with a variety of camping options. Don’t miss the 7.4 mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive which passes park highlights including the Pierce Stocking Covered Bridge built in the 1960’s. Also visit the Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum, a Coast Guard Life-Saving Service Station. During summer at 3:00 pm, there is a rescue drill re-enactment. At nearby Glen Haven Historic Village explore the General Store, Cannery Boathouse, and Blacksmith Shop. The park is extremely popular, so if you plan on staying in the area during peak summer season, advance reservations for camping or hotels is recommended.
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