Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. If you wanna know the story of how this beautiful place got its name check out "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" by Kathy-jo Wargin. It's wonderful! I got it as a gift when i was little and i love it to this day! She has other great books but this is my favorite.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore Northwestern Lower Michigan. You'll never see sand dunes like these anywhere else! Some are nearly 500 feet high, with jaw-dropping views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from the top.
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Empire Bluffs Trail. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan. Empire sits at the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore--a national park with 35 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, 400-foot dunes, hiking trails, scenic overlooks and some of the best beaches in the state. The low-key bike paths and self-guided road trips make this area easy to navigate.