Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

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Must see · National Park · Historic Walking Area
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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. Put Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore into our Empire day trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Empire.
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  • Always a joy to see one of my favorite places. I've been coming here since I was a young child, then with friends, then brought my family, still going. We took the Pierce Stocking Drive, to show my... 
    Always a joy to see one of my favorite places. I've been coming here since I was a young child, then with friends, then brought my family, still going. We took the Pierce Stocking Drive, to show my...  more »
  • This was my second trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the first one where I really got to do some hiking. The whole day was excellent. I came from the north, so the first place I stopped was in Glen... 
    This was my second trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the first one where I really got to do some hiking. The whole day was excellent. I came from the north, so the first place I stopped was in Glen...  more »
  • First time visiting and would love to come back and have a longer stay. Stunning to drive through the park and stop at so many places. The view is inspiring. 
    First time visiting and would love to come back and have a longer stay. Stunning to drive through the park and stop at so many places. The view is inspiring.  more »

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