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With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Watch as the winner was announced live on television in, "Most Beautiful Place in America Revealed!"
After Sleeping Bear Dunes was nominated, ABC News narrowed down the vast number of nominations to ten and announced them, two-by-two each morning on the show. Watch as Michigan's hidden gem is introduced in, "Most Beautiful Places: Point Reyes, Sleeping Bear Dunes."
Watch nationally-recognized American chef, Mario Batali, praise Sleeping Bear Dunes and the surrounding area in the ABC segment, "Mario Batali on Wonders of Sleeping Bear Dunes."
- Antique Apple & Pear Tree Pruning Workshop 6 May 2016 The park will again be hosting its popular pruning workshop on May 6th, focusing on maintenance of neglected apple and pear trees and how to bring them back into production, and maintain their health.
- Early May Star Party 9 May 2016 View the transit of Mercury across the sun!
- Asparagus Festival 2016 20 May 2016 Join the Village of Empire at its Annual Empire Asparagus Festival!
- Late May Star Party 21 May 2016 Enjoy the Dunes under a full moon with a chance to see Jupiter and Mars.