Category: sleeping bear dunes

Get some gratification from a little elevation. There are so many excellent views at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Along the lakeshore, overlooks at the Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point bluffs stand 400 feet above water. On the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, the North Bar Lake Overlook offers a vista over the forest and beyond to Lake Michigan. It looks particularly good in November. Photo by National Park Service.

Located on the little finger of Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore includes 65 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams. Of course, the park’s most dramatic features are the 400-foot-tall sandy bluffs that slope down to the lake’s cool, blue waters. Visitors can enjoy epics views of Lake Michigan, canoe on one of the many inland lakes, hike the myriad of trails through the lovely forests or visit the Manitou Islands. It’s all just part of a wonderful opportunity for bird watching, wildlife viewing and enjoying nature at its best. Photo by National Park Service.

Perched on bluffs 400 feet above Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is a great place for lake vistas and sunset viewing. With 65 miles of shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams, the park is perfect for lovers of aquatic fun. Put it on your summer bucketlist! Photo by Ben Wynsma (www.sharetheexperience.org).