Leelanau.com's Great Big Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Giveaway!

jumping-for-joyThis summer and fall Leelanau.com is bringing you America’s Lakeshore: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. To kick things off with a bang we’ve gathered together an amazing giveaway to help one lucky winner and their family & friends jump for joy and experience a range of what the Lakeshore has to offer.

To enter, all you need to do it to be on our mailing list when we draw the winner on June 30th. We’ll be doing a giveaway every month, so you’ll probably want to stay on!

Here’s what you’ll win:

To start it all off, Leelanau.com will buy you a Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Annual Park Pass. The pass provides you and your passengers free access to everything in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from July 1st 2009 -July 1st 2010! (yeah – it’s just $20, but what a deal)tradingpost

The Trading Post is just seconds away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and offers, canoe, kayak, and tube rentals (and also fishing supplies & licenses, homemade pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, fresh deli sandwiches and all kinds of groceries & beverages. 8294 Deadstream Road Honor, Michigan 49640 (231) 325-2202

A unique way to experience the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is with a sunset cruise for 6 from Manitou Island Transit. Depart at 6:30 PM from historic Leland harbor upon the large and comfortable vessel Mishe-Mokwa. As the sun slowly sinks behind the Manitou Islands, you cruise along the Manitou Passage through scenic Good Harbor Bay, passing close to such landmarks as Whaleback, Pyramid Point and the North Manitou Shoal Light. There is a cash bar available aboard the vessel. For more information on the cruise and other cruise options please visit Manitou Island Transit’s website.

In the shadow of the great Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, the Crystal River winds its way from Glen Lake to Lake Michigan in no apparent rush. The River at Crystal Bend an ageless playground of native plants, putts, paddling and peeling laughter. The River also offers, canoe kayak and tube rentals, guided eco-tours, great activities and family fun for all! The River Glen Arbor 5959 Oak Street Glen Arbor, MI 231.334-PUTT

After your round of golf head on over to Cherry Republic and cool down with ice cream for 6 at Cherry Republic’s World Headquarters in downtown Glen Arbor – right in heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They have world renowned cherry treats throughout three buildings which are nestled among English-style gardens. 6026 Lake St Glen Arbor, MI 49636 1-800-206-6949

Take a Sleeping Bear Eco-tour with a guided Tucker Lake fishing trip for 6 from The River. All you need to do is show up and they provide the boats, rods, tackle, ice, soft drinks and an experienced guide to help you find, catch and release the fish. The River Glen Arbor 5959 Oak Street Glen Arbor, MI 231.334-PUTT

m22When your day has ended snuggle up close to the person you in your brand new matching M-22 Sweatshirts. The creators of the M-22 brand identify M-22 as “the feeling you get when you realize there is no other place you would rather be”. The M-22 brand was created to express a common passion for Northern Michigan. Check out their retail store downtown Traverse City or visit the M-22 website to learn more.

Take a personal tour of anywhere in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with former ranger Bill Herd. Name your spot or allow Bill to pick one out of his favorite places in the Park for you. Details to be agreed upon by both parties.



9 replies
  1. Carolyn Littlefield
    Carolyn Littlefield says:

    Just got back and loved it. I think it’s a hidden secret that few (unless told about it) know about it. Laying on the beach and gazing at the beautiful turqouise water and surf makes you feel like you’re in the South of France. Breath taking, to say the least.

    • Andrew McFarlane
      Andrew McFarlane says:

      Weird Joey. It’s kind of my job to act as an online visitor assistance person … I’ve been doing it since 1996.

      The Lakeshore doesn’t take camping reservations, so if you try to come in the middle of July on a weekend, you’ll have a hard time finding a campsite.

  2. Kathy Ryan
    Kathy Ryan says:

    @Joey…not appropriate at all! Andy is fantastic, and has helped visitors and locals alike. A great ambassador for the area! I am shocked you would say that!

  3. Doug
    Doug says:

    Hey, Joey C..basically the”local suck” as you ignorantly and crudely called him, just happens to be the brains behind the website. You don’t like him…tune out dude, and go learn something about public civility. “Crass” might be a word you want to look up slso! Keep up the good work, Andy!

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