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March 25, 2010

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Heather on her travels

That's a beautiful drive but I think I'd be more tempted to stop the car and run into the ocean

Dominique King

Heather-That's Lake Michigan, not quite an ocean, but a freshwater lake worthy of being one of the five "Great Lakes" IMHO :)
Going on down into Empire to the public beach, or on out to the lighthouse at Point Betsie (both of which I've visited many times and written about here) are probably among the best ways to get out into the lake.

Tina

If we would like to take this scenic tour would we just go to Sleeping bear dunes and then we can get a map from there to go throught this tour? Do you think it will be open by April 20th?

Thanks

Dominique King

Hi Tina-

The best place to find information about the scenic drive is on the Sleeping Bear Dunes' National Park page, which says the scenic drive is "open mid-April to mid-November, 9:00 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset". The site also tells visitors to "pick up an interpretive guide for the Scenic Drive at the Visitor Center in Empire or at the entrance to the drive (there is no charge for the guide)".

http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/psscenicdrive.htm
http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Dominique King

Also, here's a story I wrote about the Sleeping Bear Dunes' visitor center in Empire.
http://www.midwestguest.com/2010/03/phillip-a-hart-visitor-center-at-sleeping-bear-dunes-national-lakeshore.html

Hope you have a great trip, Tina!

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