The October 21, 1970 Act of Congress that established the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore declared that “…the Congress finds that certain outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena, exist along the mainland shore of Lake Michigan and on certain nearby islands in Benzie and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, and that such features ought to be preserved in their natural setting and protected from developments and uses which would destroy the scenic beauty and natural character of the area.”
Before it’s all over, you will have hopefully enjoyed the photos, maps and links and checked out 5 “must-do” ways to experience the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (I’m hoping folks who know and love the Dunes can add many more tips for visitors!)
Check it out – I’m really happy with how it came out!
Photo: canyon of trees by metrolens