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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

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Home to forests, dunes, beaches, and even some glacial formations, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a stretch of Lake Michigan’s pristine eastern coastline ideal for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Backpack through the area that was awarded the title of the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America in 2012. You can stay overnight in one of the many campsites scattered within the 60 km (35 mi) park. Campsite amenities range from modern with electrical hookups, to extremely rural. Be sure to reserve your campsite well in advance as most are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and fill up fast. Our Empire itinerary maker makes visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and other Empire attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The beaches are so pretty, the water is crystal blue, not that crowded. The bugs were sort of bad near the lookout points. Climbing the hill is tiring.  more »
  • We visited Sleepy Bear in February. It was an unusually warm weekend for February (50's) which made this visit prefect. We traveled via car with the kids (9 and 11). Everyone truly enjoyed it! Make yo...  more »
  • We took the scenic drive through the national lakeshore and stopped at several sights. The dunes are amazing. You climb through the woods onto the sand and up a hill, and reach the top of the dune whe...  more »