Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook
There is nothing like the reward of climbing a dune to this beautiful view! I advise going early in the summer as the sand gets hot on warm, sunny days.
Climb the dune climb and let the kiddies run back down as fast as they can. For a workout, hike all the way to Lake Michigan.
Great hike with amazing views. Stop in for lunch/dinner at Friendly's in Empire or bring a picnic and check out Empire Beach afterwards. Next stop, dune climb at SBD.
“This is one of my favorite hikes! It overlooks Lake Michigan and Empire Beach on Lake Michigan. Watch out for poison ivy. It is best to stay on trails because there is poison ivy everywhere! ”
“Glen Haven shows a bit of the history of the area. The living quarters of turn of the century workers still stand, as do some of their outbuilding. There is also little ship museum. The beach here is cool. There is an excellent hike at the end of the dirt road too. Note: you are hiking in sand. It’s a workout. But the views are worth it!!”
“Stopover for this amazing view. The waters on Crystal Lake will make you feel like you've stumbled into paradise. This is the ultimate family lake, great for swimming, fishing and laying on the beach. ”
“Hiking trail with scenic outlook over Lake Michigan. Good for first time hikers all the way up to experienced hikers. Hike as far or as little as you want.”