The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Trails

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted as the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC News in 2011 (see video here).  Over 50,000 acres of land and monumental sand dunes formed by the great lakes glaciers that created the Great Lakes make this place one of a kind.  Within this amazing national park, we have outlined all of the wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities for the avid hiker.


Top hikes along the waterfront.

Here are the top trails that meet up with the Lake Michigan waters:

Access the trails of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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South Manitou Island

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North Manitou Island

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Platte Plains Trail

Unplug. Explore. Michigan's Great Outdoors.

The Michigan's Great Outdoors collaborative consists of five Northern Michigan counties all working together to promote tourism in the region.  With so many hiking, biking, winter sports, and ORV trails in the region that dynamically connect these counties, this site is devoted to educate the first-time visitor to the region looking to explore the great outdoors for the first time.  We welcome you to browse this site and explore all this region has to offer.