EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE SLEEPING BEAR DUNES
The hills, dunes, valleys, shoreline, small lakes, and streams which you’ll see throughout the area were formed by the powerful earth-moving forces of ice, wind, and water over time.
During the Ice Age, continental glaciers spread southward from Canada repeatedly burying the area under ice. Those massive glaciers enlarged river valleys and carved out the wide, deep basins of the Great Lakes. They also created “Perched Dunes” which are dunes formed by glacial sands deposited on plateaus high above the shore. The Sleeping Bear Dunes are an easily accessible, beautiful example of this type of dune.
For more information, visit the Official Website of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor’s Bureau