Outdoor Recreation

Recreational Activities In And Around The National Lakeshore

Voted the Midwest's "Number One Nature Escape for Families" by the readers of Disney's Family Fun Magazine, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are an ideal family vacation destination. Clear blue waters, rolling woodlands, and 65 miles of pristine sand invite visitors to get outside and enjoy life...naturally.

Springtime welcomes the return of deep green to the hillsides, joined by dozens of species of native wildflowers. Summer's sun beckons children to the water by day and families to the lakeside each evening as it sets below a watery horizon. In the fall, nature's canvas is painted in a spectacular rainbow of hues, complimenting the sapphire shade of adjacent lakes. 

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