Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Recently voted, “America’s Most Beautiful Place” by ABC’s Good Morning America audience. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a spectacular coastal park encompassing over 70,000 acres in Benzie and Leelanau counties. The park has over 100 miles of designated trails to hike, cross-country ski, and snow-shoe, plus over thirty miles of undisturbed sugar sand Lake Michigan shoreline. Favorite spots include Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive with its awe inspiring over-looks and Dune Climb. Along with Platte River Point where parents and kids alike ride the current of the Platte River out into the crystal clear Lake Michigan.

Trail Maps

Maps provided by the National Park Service

Places To Stay

Campgrounds

  • Platte River Campground
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    5685 Lake Michigan Road, Honor, MI 49640
    (231) 326-5134
    .25 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Interlochen State Park
    M-137
    Interlochen, Michigan 49643
    (231) 276-9511
    Reservations: 800-447-2757
    20 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • DH Day Campground
    M-109 Glen Haven, MI
    (231) 326-5134
    18 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Wayfarer Lodgings
    1912 Scenic Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635
    (800) 735-8564
    15 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Indigo Bluffs
    6760 W. Empire Hwy. M-72, Empire, MI 49630
    (231) 326-5566
    14 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Timberline Campground
    2788 Benzie Hwy. (US 31), Benzonia, MI 49616
    (231) 882-9548
    10 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Empire Campground
    Stormer Road, Empire, MI
    (231) 326-5285
    9 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Sunny Woods Motel and Campground
    US 31, Honor, MI 49640
    (231) 325-3952
    10 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Betsie River Campsite
    1923 River Road, Frankfort, MI 49635
    (231) 352-9535
    12 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Holiday Park Campground
    4860 US 31, Traverse City, MI 49684
    (231) 943-4410
    30 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Timber Ridge
    4050 E. Hammond Road, Traverse City, MI 49486
    800-909-2327
    32 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Traverse City State Park
    1132 US 31N - Traverse City, MI
    35 miles from Riverside Canoes
  • Orchard Beach State Park
    2064 Lake Shore Road, Manistee, MI
    (231) 723-7422
    30 miles from Riverside Canoes

Cottages

Hotels/Motels

  • Honor Motel
    10800 Main St. (US-31), Honor, Michigan 49640
  • Harbor Lights Resort
    15 S. Second Street, P.O. Box 1039, Frankfort, MI 49635
  • The Park Place Hotel
    300 East State Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
    (231) 946-5000
    Fax (231) 946-2772
  • Bayshore Resort
    833 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
    (800) 634-4401
    (231) 935-4400

Restaurants/Food

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