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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Beautiful Place and Must See

The views are second to none! Walk, hike and swim, you will love it. The hike up the big dune is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Traverse City, Michigan
What a workout

If you're looking for incredible views and a great workout be sure to climb the dunes. We went... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Findlay, Ohio, USA
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Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor, MI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views are second to none! Walk, hike and swim, you will love it. The hike up the big dune is a long one, so pace at least two bottles of water each and snacks. It is worth the workout,but not for those who need...More

Thank jjnemitz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for incredible views and a great workout be sure to climb the dunes. We went early evening attempting to see the northern lights. We did not cat the northern lights but it's been a long time since I have witnessed that many...More

Thank FISHMAN2400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to the dunes since the mid-70s. Back then it was with my parents and grandparents. Now it's with my parents and my wife and kids. We always make a point of climbing the dunes at least once per trip and taking pictures...More

Thank The_Coach_513
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gentle hills and beautiful scenery. Take a minute to stop and see the boat Museum and Lake Michigan along the trail. Restrooms are available every few miles

1  Thank travelmomma91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire route is breathtaking. PLENTY of things to stop and enjoy along the way. Glen Arbor (located in the middle of the route) is fantastic place for a pit stop. We biked the trail and there are spots with 8%-12% grade inclines that would...More

1  Thank IKE48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great mostly paved trail. It can be broken into smaller sections for those with little ones needing breaks. Lots of the parks points of interest are along the trail.

Thank Heidi J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our active family with 4 teenagers visits this trail at least a couple of times with each visit to Glen Arbor. Great for running and biking or for a leisurely walk. Well paved and great distance. We love to ride it to Empire, a quaint...More

Thank herbstfam
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Michigan can be summed up in this mile long hike with these spectacular views. The hike wasn't long a little more than an hour with brief stops along the way. I took my 9 year old. Be sure to bring water, apply sunblock, bug spray,...More

Thank Mezumi
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had never been on these trails so we rented bikes at The Cyclery in Glen Arbor which we spotted as we drove by. Thoroughly enjoyed these well marked trails and the amazing views of nature. Rode over to Sleeping Bear Dunes and just thoroughly...More

Thank Cuda19
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We got on and off the bike trail in several places over several days. It was a beautiful ride through woods and dune areas. It's a pretty easy ride balanced with a few hills here and there. We have old non-gear Schwinns and it was...More

Thank Sherry L
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23 July 2017|
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Response from travelmomma91 | Reviewed this property |
Yes- the trail goes directly by the large Dunes and also by at least one other opening to the beach
12 August 2015|
Response from Burniahunt | Reviewed this property |
You can't drive on these dunes at the National Park, but if you head south, down to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, you can. If you google Silver Lakes Sand Dunes, you'll find several places that rent vehicles. Or you can take a... More