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Sleeping Bear Dunes

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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The busy summer tourist season is over, but Leelanau lights up for the holidays with Santa’s arrival, community tree lightings, and holiday markets. The Sleeping Bear region offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to get you in the holiday spirit. Shop Small Business Saturday, gather…

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Fall in Northern Michigan - the season of vibrant leaves, color tours, cinnamon donuts, and, of course, apples! The season would not be complete without fresh apples, apple cider, apple pie…you get the picture. We look forward to these things all year, but fail to realize the numerous factors…

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Get the backstory and advice to help you join a rare group of sightseeing adventurers. The Sleeping Bear Dunes had over 1.7 million visitors last year, but only 36 can lay claim to hiking every mainland trail in the park proper—that’s 13 trails that cover almost one hundred miles…

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