Tagged: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Roadtrip across America 0

The Cross Country Roadtrip

From Traverse City, Michigan to San Diego, California is about 2,300 miles or so depending on how direct of a route you take. But if you’re going to make the trip, why take the...

Spectactular Alligator Hill in Fall 0

Alligator Hill Hiking

Alligator Hill is an often overlooked jewel in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Its nine miles of hiking trails loop their way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in northern Michigan. Located smack...

Riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail 0

Riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

  The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has long been renowned for its beauty. Spectacular views of the dunes, rolling hills, inland lakes, and of course Lake Michigan are everywhere. Until recently, soaking in┬áthis...

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive 0

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and...

Winter Camping 0

Winter Camping in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places on earth. Unsurprisingly, it can get a little busy during the warmer months as sightseers, campers, cyclists, boaters, swimmers, kayakers,...

Hiking North Manitou Island 0

Hiking to North Manitou Island

On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, I got to attempt something that hasn’t been done for 40 years: to hike the treacherous ice across the Manitou Passage to the islands 8 miles out. The opportunity...

Lake Michigan Ice Caves 0

Lake Michigan Ice Caves

It’s been a severe winter in northern Michigan this year. The wild weather this year has brought frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and large waves to the lakeshore. We can now add ice caves...

Surfing Lake Michigan 0

Surfing Lake Michigan

I moved up to Traverse City in northern Michigan from the Detroit area just a couple of weeks ago. One of the many things that drew me to this scenic corner of the mitten...