Pondering the future of a historic Lakeshore schoolhouse, the Platte Point plover spotted in Cuba, guided Lakeshore kayak tours and more. Here’s the scoop on that along with a roundup of all the other top Sleeping Bear news stories from around the web.

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According to a report this month in the Traverse City Record Eagle, the fate of the 100-year-old Port Oneida Schoolhouse has Glen Lake Community Schools board members and local nonprofits raising their hands and offering answers.

Click here to read the whole story.

Platte Point Plover Spotted In Cuba

According to the Facebook page of the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort, a female piping plover that usually breeds at Platte Point in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was spotted in Cuba over the winter months by birders J. Rock and A. Jiménez who reported this sighting and allowed GLPPRE to use their photo to share this exciting first. Click here to read more.

Private Companies Operating In Sleeping Bear

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As the popularity of the Sleeping Bear Dunes as a vacation destination continues to rise, so opens the door to private companies looking to offer experiences inside the park that the National Park Service cannot. From yoga classes to scattering ashes, there are 21 businesses now operating within the boundaries of the Lakeshore, according to a report this month in the Traverse City Record Eagle. Click here to read the whole story highlighting some of the regulations and environmental concerns that dictate how businesses get approved.  

Take A Lakeshore Kayak Tour This Summer

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And speaking of new Lakeshore businesses…the Cedar-based company, All About Water, will begin launching guided kayak tours within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore this in summer. An exciting new way to experience the beauty of the Sleeping Bear coast, All About Water’s Lakeshore kayak tours were mentioned this month in a Detroit Free Press article highlighting the “10 Most Tempting” travel ideas the state has to offer in 2016. Click here to check it out.