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Winter Trails and Sledding Report

Is there enough snow to snowshoe? What about sledding? What are the ski conditions on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail?
Check out the winter trails report published by the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.


What's open?

  • Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, daily 9 am-4 pm
  • All pit toilets
  • All trails
  • Dune Climb
  • Entrances

What's closed?

  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive to vehicle traffic - Nov. 1 - mid. May
  • South Manitou Island Visitor Center and Lighthouse Tours
  • Glen Haven Cannery, Blacksmith Shop, General Store
  • Maritime Museum Keeper's Quarters and Boathouse
  • Dune Center


  • Boating, fishing, & hunting - follow Michigan State Regulations
  • For National Park Service specific regulations, please visit the Superintendent's Compendium
Please recreate responsibly so you can protect yourself, us, and our resources.

Current Covid-19 Guidelines

As of July 29, 2022, the counties that include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are medium for community level spread. In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

How can I learn about the Lakeshore?

  • For National Lakeshore information, find Sleeping Bear Dunes in the free NPS app: search "National Park Service" at Apple iTunes and Google Play.
  • E-mail us and park rangers will answer any questions about the National Lakeshore.
  • Call 231-326-4700 ext. 5010 to get your questions answered.

How can I stay connected to the Lakeshore?

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Last updated: November 18, 2022

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9922 Front Street
Empire , MI 49630


231 326-4700

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