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.

Sincerely,
Kate

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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