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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Great trail to ride bikes or walk

We did a lot of riding on the Heritage Trail. Husband and I come to this area every year to ride... read more

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Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear one of the most beautiful places ever.. In my fantasy world I would live near there... read more

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Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a lot of riding on the Heritage Trail. Husband and I come to this area every year to ride bikes. The trail connects to other trails in the area.

Thank happygardener2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sleeping Bear one of the most beautiful places ever.. In my fantasy world I would live near there to be able to visit more often.

Thank Royal Oak Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode our bikes on the trail near Glen Arbor nearly every day of our vacation. It is well maintained and well marked. Wish we had this type of trail near our home it's a huge advantage to the area and very easy to access...More

Thank KirbyQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living on the east coast of Lake Michigan we were excited to see the west coast. It was beautiful. Clear blue and soft light colored sand. The dunes were amazing. The water was warm, too. Sand bars with little to no drop offs made swimming...More

Thank Traipse_About
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We the rode part of the trail from the dune climb parking lot to the crystal river trail head and back last Saturday. The portion dunes to Glen Arbor was the best. for ease of travel and beauty. north and east of Glen Arbor, the...More

Thank scubaDave52
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a slow drive because people are always stopping by sign posts to read the guide or look at the view, etc. Get out and explore at all the turnouts because each is different.

Thank MadisonGrog
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love to bike. This trail was all we could ask for. A lot of woods. A fair amount of variation in elevations. Right in the middle of our ride, at about the 13 mile mark, we rode into Glen Arbor. Art's...More

3  Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail is a Glen Arbor gem. The trail is kept immaculately, the views are beautiful, and the trail ambassadors are really helpful. I would recommend the trail from Glen Arbor to Glen Haven (2.5 miles) for families. It is a...More

Thank BellPepper68
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We came to Sleeping Bear Dunes to ride the heritage trail. Since we didn't research ahead of time and we were traveling up from Indiana, we started at the south point of the trail in Empire. We made it to the dunes and decided that...More

Thank Apryl D
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The sleeping bear dune's heritage trail is twenty miles of paved path thru dense forested sand dunes. Easy to bike or hike, thanks to the path being paved, making it family friendly for all ages. We saw little tots, Moms and Dads, whole families biking...More

1  Thank Jonathan1230
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22 July 2017|
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Response from travelmomma91 | Reviewed this property |
Yes- the trail goes directly by the large Dunes and also by at least one other opening to the beach
12 August 2015|
Response from Burniahunt | Reviewed this property |
You can't drive on these dunes at the National Park, but if you head south, down to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, you can. If you google Silver Lakes Sand Dunes, you'll find several places that rent vehicles. Or you can take a... More