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Named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America, its no wonder why so many people flock to Sleeping Bear Dunes every year! Come see why our location is so unique. Relax and give way to the uncommon pleasures of tranquil, naturally beautiful settings that many of our locations have to offer.

Many visitors enjoy stopping off for an ice cream cone, and then driving the smaller local roads to appreciate the wide range of flora and fauna in Leelanau County.

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Bird Is The Word

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Full-fledged birders and novices alike will find a wonderland to explore in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It consists of a combination of migratory flyways and diverse protected habitats—71,000 acres of public land and 35 miles of beaches, complete with public access. For me, a…

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There’s no doubt that Leelanau County is home to some of the best views, but have you ever considered it home to some of the best food? Leelanau locals sure have, and I’m about to give you the in on some of our favorite things to eat around the county. It only makes sense that I start…

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A book of shared memories celebrating the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a non-profit organization, has put together a book about the area – but with a twist: It was crowd-sourced! They asked locals, visitors and historians to submit their best…

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Spring Dance May 21

Spring Dance

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Experience a spectacular evening of dance courtesy of the Interlochen Arts Academy…

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