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Treat Farm Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Treat Farm Trail is not one of the highly publicized trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes, but one of my favorites.  The link above takes you to the SBD site describing the trail. At the trail head, there is another farm that is always very neat and tidy.  Here are some of the barns and out-buildings. After walking 0.7 mile or so through the woods […]

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Cross Country Skiing at Sleeping Bear Dunes

It has been a beautiful day in northern Michigan.  We had a bit of fresh snow overnight, the temperature is in the upper 20s, and the sun is shining brightly.  We went cross country skiing this morning at the Old Indian Trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Here’s the web link to their site.  https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/trailoldindian.htm.  We did the green arrow loop.  It has lots of small […]

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Another Sleeping Bear Adventure

I stopped at a store in Glen Arbor earlier in the week that had a sign “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”  That really stuck me.  Sometimes we get into a rut, doing the same things over and over again because they don’t take us outside our comfort zone.  Well, I’m glad to say that I’ve done a few […]

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Day at Sleeping Bear

Another beautiful day.  We headed off to Sleeping Bear this morning.  After the obligatory stop in Empire at the Earring Store (aka Secret Garden), we headed to Pyramid Point for a short hike.  The sun was out and so were lots of other people, but it is a great hike to the top to see the vista over Lake Michigan. The view from the top […]

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Sleeping Bear in the Winter

Hello.  I’m finally back.  Sorry for being gone for so long.  Today I took a trip from Interlochen to Sleeping Bear Dunes.  I’ve been there in the spring, summer, and fall, but not really much in the winter. However, before I even got out if Interlochen, I crossed the Betsie River that flows from Duck Lake into Green Lake.  I love the way the river […]

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More Scenes from Northwest Michigan

Yesterday I posted some photos of the trilliums and other wildflowers from the Sleeping Bear area a couple weeks ago.  Today I’ll share some of the other things from that outing. I had read that there was a covered bridge just north of Lake Ann, but had never seen it.  Well, I found it.     Here are some views of the trail and from […]

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Hiking Around the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Last weekend I visited a few places around the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in the areas near Empire and Glen Arbor.  Even in the winter, this is a beautiful place. The first stop was along the Platte River, just before it empties into Lake Michigan.  At the end of Lake Michigan Road is a parking lot with access to the river and Lake Michigan.  There […]

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Sleeping Bear Panorama

Over Memorial Day weekend, Rose and I took a couple hikes in the Sleeping Bear area.  It is an easy drive from OCC.  That’s just one of the things I like about the Interlochen area; so much so close.  Here is one of the photos I took of the area.  Click on the picture to see a larger image. Hope to see you up there […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

Memorial Day Weekend – A great time to head Up North and visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes.  We did a couple hikes.  The first was the Empire Bluffs trail with is classic views of the Sleeping Bear.  We then did the Alligator Hill trail with views of both Lake Michigan and Glen Lake.  

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