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Sleeping Bear Dunes Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

Last updated on June 15th, 2017 at 10:51 am

My husband I were talking about what we would like to do for either Fall Break or Spring Break this school year. Yes, I realize that it is only July but this summer is flying by, and it is time to start planning ahead. I am nothing if not a planner!

The hubs threw out Michigan so I immediately began my research!  I stumbled across Sleeping Bear Dunes in Lower Michigan. It looked like a perfect place for our little family and so I thought I would share with you why it looks like a vacation win for us!

DuneThere is something for everyone. My husband would much rather spend time hiking and exploring at our destination while I would prefer to grab a book and enjoy the beach. Sleeping Bear Dunes has both of those options. With over 100 miles of hiking trails, he would be one happy visitor and I would be perfectly content to find a spot on the 35 miles of beachfront. If you and your family are big biking family then don’t forget to pack your bikes, there are so many great spots to ride your bike!

Where to stay near Sleeping Bear Dunes:

Camping the island is an option for sure, with 2 campgrounds to pick from. One is more modern and the other will have you living much more primitively.

If a hotel is more up your alley (I sure wouldn’t blame you!) check out these great choices:

The Lakeshore Inn is a very reasonably priced option for your family.

If you are looking for something that is a little more upscale, then check out the various accommodations that the Homestead offers, from romantic getaways to something more family friendly you will find it with this resort!

Places to Eat in Sleeping Bear Dunes: 


It seems like where ever we go we end up at a pizza place! Riverfront Pizza & Specialties is a great option for your hungry crew! The kids will be happy to have a pizza to eat and the adults can have one of the awesome salads if they are so inclined!

Dune Dogs will make everyone traveling with you happy! Don’t expect anything fancy, as far as being able to sit down and enjoy your food, but if a good Chicago Dog is what you are after you won’t be disappointed!


Have you been to Sleeping Bear Dunes before? What was your favorite spot? If you haven’t been, do you think that you will go soon?


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