Greetings from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

I took my 9 year old step-son, on his first backpacking trip, to North Manitou Island. We had an amazing time, riding the ferry, hiking and playing on our private beach. He wants to go every year and I agree! It was really special to share something I had grown up doing with my son.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes features immense and magnificent sand dunes, as well as beaches, forests and inland lakes along a 35-mile strip of the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan. Off the coast, the park also includes two undeveloped islands, North and South Manitou Islands, which offer a more remote backcountry experience.

State(s): Michigan

Established: 1970

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