A support group for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
in northern Michigan was cleaning toilets and grooming a popular trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Rising 450 feet above Lake Michigan, the dunes are the highest perched dunes in the Great Lakes region and are protected within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
. The stamp art celebrates the grandeur and serene natural beauty of the dunes and surrounding park.
(Photo courtesy of iStock.com/Saddako.) Left: Paddleboarders enjoy the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
. (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.)
I'm driving toward Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
in northern Michigan.
These studies included data from: Wyse (2004) who sampled 100 plots (400 [m.sup.2]) across the Good Harbor Plains and Platte Plains areas of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
; National Park Service vegetation surveys at Sleeping Bear Dunes (18 of 120 plots; Hop et al., 2011) and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshores (42 of 158 plots; Hop et al., 2010); and a survey of two coastal pine stands in Warren Dunes State Park (Smith and Woodland, 2007).
When, earlier this year, Congress designated 32,500 acres of new wilderness along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
in Michigan, it was the first lands protection bill passed in more than five years.
This may be the time to visit the "Most Beautiful Place in America." Benzie County with over 30 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
is the southern gateway to the acclaimed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park just voted "the most beautiful place in America" by viewers of ABC's "Good Morning America." The Sleeping Bear Dunes edged out such better-known spots as the Grand Tetons, Sedona, Newport, Cape Cod, Aspen, Ashville and Hawaii's Lanikai Beach in the voting.
In addition to 30 miles of Lake Michigan coastline along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
, Benzie has 57 inland lakes, 22 miles for biking along the Betsie Valley Trail, and approximately 200 miles of rivers.
Back on the mainland we were soon on the road again bound for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
, an area of towering sand dunes and beautiful lakes on the shore of Lake Michigan.
In addition Honor, Interlochen, Kalkaska, Kewadin, Kingsley, Lake Ann, Le Roy, Leelanau Shores, Levering, Mackinaw City, Mancelona, Manistee, Manton, Mayfield, Mesick, Oden, Omena, Pellston, Petoskey, Rapid City, Reed City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
, South Boardman, Stronach, Suttons Bay, Thompsonville, Tustin and Torch Lake are also now equipped with the service.
Unpublished Report, National Park Service, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
, Empire, Michigan, USA 189 p.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
in Empire, MI, plans a solicitation for the contents and programming, hardware and software for a computer-based visual program to be presented in a touch-screen kiosk format in the Visitor Center.