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BOYNE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Forest Dunes Golf Club of Roscommon, Michigan for the 2012 golf season. Golfers staying on any of BOYNE’s 2012 golf packages now have the option to add a round of golf at Forest Dunes for significantly discounted rates starting at $59. …
Added by BOYNE on April 12, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
The 2011 Fall Dunes Eco-Photo Tour lead by naturalist Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert Bob Grzesiak was once again a great success. Mark forwarded us two really nice “thank-you” emails they received from participants along with a few of the first photographs of the weekend.
Added by The Homestead on March 20, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
Imagine walking along the shore of Lake Michigan; the warm khaki sand between your toes, a scattering of small rocks and shells decorating the shoreline. A grey barge glides through the deep blue water. The only noises heard are the caw of a seagull off in the distance, the crash of the waves on beach and the hum of an orange coast guard helicopter as it patrols the waters. …Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on January 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Imagine travelling the entire length of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore without stepping into your car. This will be a reality with the development of a 27-mile paved trail running from the northern end of the National Lakeshore to just south of Empire. The proposed Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will…Continue
Added by The Homestead on December 27, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
The recent Great Lakes ‘Autumn Dunes’ Eco/Photo Tour weekend turned out to be a race against the weather that resulted in some fantastic photo…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on December 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
In our October blog, Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Numbers May Not Break Records, National Park officials were predicting that the summer of 2011 would only be the second-busiest summer on record. This week the LeelanauNews.com reported that October 2011 was a record…Continue
Every month for the last year I hiked the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Trail. Each trip offered something new…colorful lily blooms…washed-up shipwreck…now-swept landscape…sunrise views…mid-day heat… moonlight shadows…children’s life lessons…pure solitude…physical challenges…even marriage proposals!…
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on December 1, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The fashion giant, Nautica, came to Sleeping Bear Dunes to get inspiration for their 2011 men’s fall clothing line and they were not disappointed. Majestic dunes, vast Lake Michigan waters and the region’s Maritime history were all influential in the final clothing designs.
The resulting fashion collection includes the colors of sandstone,…Continue
Added by The Homestead on December 1, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Added by The Homestead on October 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
The National Park numbers are in for the summer season, but 2011 did not break the record for the most visitors. Park officials say that 2011 may be the second-busiest on record, as reported in the LeelanauNews.com article “…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on October 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
This summer's work adventures have inspired me to see more of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. And as luck would have it, a dear friend of mine was in need of the Bear's inspiration herself. Our plan was to hike Sunday afternoon on Labor Day weekend to Pyramid Point, a place I'd never been despite my familiarity with Northern Michigan. The sun was warm, but it kept…Continue
Added by Rachel North on September 5, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
We consider living in Michigan one of our many blessings, yes Michigan!
Despite the bad rap, it’s is a beautiful place filled with pristine lakes, beaches, dunes to climb and great trials just waiting hiked. We frequent the…Continue
Added by Mark and Susan Emerick on April 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Mark Lindsay posted this photograph and comments on Facebook this week. They were so beautiful and awe inspiring that we had to share them here.
This is, or now once was, one of the…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on March 29, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
We stumbled on several blog posts by Jonathan Schechter on his Earth’s Almanac blog. Below is his second in a series of winter hikes through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Reprinted by permission.
The moment was primordial and unscripted and occured about one hour cross country ski time long the Alligator Hill Trail, a…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on March 2, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Aging Large-Flowered Trillium in Foggy Woods (c markscarlson.com)
It was mid summer when my parents informed my brother and I that our family would soon visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes for a few days vacation in the ‘Little Finger’ of Michigan. At the time, I was just a…Continue
We stumbled on several blog posts by Jonathan Schechter on his Earth’s Almanac blog. We liked his articles so much that we are reprinting them here (with permission, of course). He wrote a series about his hiking through Sleeping Bear Dunes in winter. Winter in the dunes is magical and we are so pleased that Jonathan is sharing his…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on February 22, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments
The National Park Service provides some excellent resources for park visitors, including a map, brochures and bulletins. At the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau we wanted to help our visitors experience attractions both inside and outside of park boundaries, so we created an Area Guide and…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on February 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
By guest blogger and photographer, Cindy Ratowski.
Whenever the light is right, it is a tug on my soul. Get out there. Whatever you have on the schedule for the day can wait. It is almost…almost…who am I kidding? It is an addiction.
Photography…I love to live it.…Continue
Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on February 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Want to know more about the dunes, how they were formed and the habitats established there? I’ll be teaching a class at NMC for three Thursdays starting September 23. The last class (October 7) will be a field trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore where you can see some of…Continue