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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

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#1 of 80 in Historic Sites in Michigan
Historic Walking Area National Park
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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  • This is a place for all ages. You get to climb a large natural sand dune. If you are really experienced, you can climb all the way down the back side of the dune to Lake Michigan. Really fun for all a...  more »
  • This should be on everyone's bucket list in Michigan. It's one of the most amazing places in Michigan. The dune climb is good for all ages , but requires a level of fitness to climb the dunes. There a...  more »
  • We've seen other sand dunes, but nothing like this! We did a lot of hiking and climbing up and down the dunes! The view down to the water is spectacular! You have to experience it for yourself! Well w...  more »

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