Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire

4.9
Must see · National Park · 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. 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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  • We camped one night at the Platte River Campground at Sleeping Bear Dunes. The campsites were nice, very wooded and easy access to trails. While visiting, we drove the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.....  more »
  • We hiked on our own and had a blast! It is gorgeous, the paths are relatively well marked, and all in all it is something everyone should see.  more »

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