The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore invites you to join them for a free InstaMeet event celebrating the National Park Service Centennial this Saturday, September 3 at 4 PM. An InstaMeet is an interactive, in-park event, allowing visitors to meet up, take photos, and get to know each other.
Meet at the Olsen Farm History Center at 3164 West Harbor Highway in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the National Lakeshore (see may below). It is located just south of Port Oneida Road on M-22 (for GPS purposes, persons should use Maple City as the location). The History Center is open 10-4 to allow you explore the museum before the event. After an introduction at the Olsen Farm History Center, visitors and rangers will car caravan to the Ole Olson Farm, just a few miles away. There, they will discuss the history of the farmhouse and historic district with a ranger, as well as share stories with each other. The buildings will be open so visitors can see inside.
Participants do not have to be an Instagram user to join in the fun; anyone is welcome to participate in the ranger-led program. Prepare to be outside for about one hour, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable hiking or athletic shoes. The walking portion of the program is less than .5 miles.
Check out #PortOneida on Instagram for a really cool selection of photos from one of Sleeping Bear’s most interesting areas!