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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Address: 9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630-9417
Phone Number: +1 231-326-5134
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This national park includes a 35-mile stretch of beach on Lake Michigan for...

This national park includes a 35-mile stretch of beach on Lake Michigan for swimming plus 13 hiking trails.

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A hidden gem!

Wow. The Sleeping Bear Dunes are incredible; I had no idea what to expect but the landscape is just stunning. You have to see it to believe it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike up the dunes is exhausting! When you think you're at the top it just keeps on goingggg! 😱 I'm not sure if you're actually able to get to the lakeshore from the dune climb but we didn't make it there, but we could see it from the top of the dunes. I do not recommend the climb in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. The Sleeping Bear Dunes are incredible; I had no idea what to expect but the landscape is just stunning. You have to see it to believe it!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the trip...beautiful...must see look out 9 and 10, the drive through the park is very nice,, saw a couple of deer. along the way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay so we seriously didn't know what we got ourselves into. We thought you climb the first dune in front of the parking lot and the beach would be right there. Boy were we wrong, it's only about a 1.8 mile walk but it's through the dunes, multiple peaks you have to surpass. It's so worth it though becuase once... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

More beautiful than I remember! We brought our kids to Sleeping Bear dunes this summer and they loved it! Great workout and definitely do the scenic drive and get out at the various lookouts.

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Roanoke, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Drove from VA to SBD with an overnight stop in Columbus, OH. Stopped at park visitor center. Nice introductory film, museum and gift shop. Driving tour provides stunning views of the Dunes and Lake Michigan. A Triple A Gem. Area has a number of small towns with shops, restaurants, etc. A worthwhile destination.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Recently travelled here and drove the park from south to north. Views would have been spectacular if it wouldn't have been raining. Would definitely return in the summer to take advantage of the biking, sand dunes and views of Lake Michigan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Take everyone and anyone here, they will love it. It's beyond fun and a sight to see. A cure for any heart. Michigan is a gem

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visitors can easily spend a full day visiting the lake shore. There are lots of different trails to catch a view of Lake Michigan. A more strenuous option is the Dunes Trail, a 3.5 mile RT hike to Lake Michigan. The bonus with the Dunes Trail is that the iconic dune picture is at the parking lot. There is no... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This park wasn't rated the most beautiful place in the U.S. by Good Morning America for nothing. The park is very serene and the views of the dunes and Lake Michigan are magnificent. An absolute must if you're within fifty miles.

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