Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

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Species Spotlight: Piping Plover

July 28, 2011, 10:01 am
By Naomi Legros Piping plovers are a North-American shorebird that breed on beaches along the Atlantic Coast of the United States and in Canada, usually away from water, near very little grass and basically no other vegetation. The birds spend their winters in the West Indies and the southern parts ...

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NWF Picks: Top Wildlife-Watching Spots

January 26, 2011, 6:35 am
Throughout its 75-year history, the National Wildlife Federation has fought to safeguard hundreds of habitats critical to sustaining the nation’s wildlife. Many of these places also turn out to be excellent places to see wild animals. Here are ten of NWF's favorite destinations, where visitors can get good looks ...

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Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

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The Legend of Sleeping Bear

May 25, 2010, 11:21 am
One of our favorite bits of national park lore is the Legend of Sleeping Bear, which inspired the naming of Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. American Indians have lived in the area of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for thousands of years, hunting, fishing, and making maple syrup; enjoying ...

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Top 10 Parks of the Midwest

May 25, 2010, 9:00 am
With the alpine lakes of the west, the rolling hills of New England and the mangroves of the south, some people might overlook the Midwest as a prime destination for outdoor recreation. But the Midwest boasts some of the most beautiful lakeshores, prairies and rivers in the country. From ...

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Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

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Free snowshoe hikes at Sleeping Bear Dunes shore

December 23, 2009, 7:28 am
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is offering snowshoe hikes starting next week. The first of the hikes is Dec. 30. It starts from the visitor center in Empire near Lake Michigan in the northern Lower Peninsula. The National Park Service says it will offer the programs every Saturday and Sunday starting ...

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Changes proposed at Sleeping Bear Dunes

July 15, 2009, 8:33 am
The Pierce Stocking Drive at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore includes a dozen or so scenic stops, including the popular number 9 and 10 overlooks, which offer views of Lake Michigan. And for those up to the challenge - there's a hike down and back up a sandy cliff.But ...

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If It Wasn't a Cougar, What Was It?

October 7, 2008, 2:05 pm
It's a wildlife whodunit. Is there a wild cougar roaming rural Jackson County, attacking livestock and spooking residents? Or is it just imaginations running wild? ...

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Park Holding Beach Cleanup Sept. 27

September 22, 2008, 9:03 am
The National Park Service is inviting members of the public to help clean up beaches at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of an International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy and, locally, by the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the ...

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