Sleeping Bear Dunes

“The Most Beautiful Place in America”

Encompassing 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Sleeping Bear Dunes boasts towering bluffs, crystal-clear freshwater beaches, and the hidden escapes of countless surfers, bikers, and sand bowl jumpers.

Centrally located at the park headquarters, Empire is the perfect launching point for your Sleeping Bear adventure. Get equipped at an in-town biking and water sport outfitter and explore the park by day. Kick back at a tavern or beachside inn by night and walk to the beach for an unforgettable sunset. Staying and playing in Empire makes it easy—truly a walk in the park!

Voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America" by Good Morning America, the park is visited by millions every year.