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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • We did not climb down to the water, but did enjoy the park from the lookout points. Beautiful views across the lake and down the dunes. Well paved roads and sufficient parking. Plentiful picnic tables...  more »
  • Simply stunning scenery. This place will amaze you. It is so high and the lakeshore is gorgeous especially at sunset.  more »
  • Got it! Know why this is the number one rated thing to do. The area is easy to navigate with lots of interesting this to see and do. Would be an excellent place to have a Bicycle- we did not. Stop at ...  more »