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What a beautiful scene

This was our first visit to the dunes in probably 30 plus years. What a beautiful place. It was... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Mark M
Chesterfield, Michigan
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Beauty at its finest

I live here! This is my running partner and picture taking project...You have to see this and use... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the dunes in probably 30 plus years. What a beautiful place. It was always beautiful but now, thanks to the many improvements such as trails and overlooks it’s so much easier to take in the beauty of this natural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I live here! This is my running partner and picture taking project...You have to see this and use this trail....

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TcHammer
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The brochure said it was named one of the most beautiful trails in the country. Not even close! The trail is about 20 miles one way. It is a mostly paved, moderate trail with some challenging hills. A few miles are crushed rock. Parts of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debkb1
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Go to the welcome center in Empire and get all the info on the park. Very helpful park ranger. Drove the Pierce-Stocking look which was very informative and had great views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Also hiked the Empire Bluffs. Worth the 1...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a cooler day in August. The weather was perfect for going barefoot in the sand up the dunes. We avoided the heat but still worked up a thirst so make sure to bring a backpack with plenty of water. If you plan on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johndRochester
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Climbing the dunes or just enjoying the views. We have been many times and it never disappoints regardless of the weather. Lake Michigan is gorgeous and the sand dunes are unique both as tree covered hills and beautiful golden sand.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank azodad
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a fantastic trail that I ride every day in the summer and fall. The entire things is beautiful and gets you off the the roads with your bike. We even took our elderly parents on the trail in wheelchairs this summer for 2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Such a wonderful opportunity to experience the outdoor beauty of this area. Whether you run, bike, walk, skate....it’s simply a pleasurable experience with nature. The beauty of Lake Michigan and the uniqueness of the dunes are unmatched!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LindaKay09
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Lots to do in the park. Things are spread out so you need a car or bike. No park service transportation is offered. Good family fun. Lots of exercise...hiking, swimming, dune climbing, biking, museums or just sitting on the beach. Great time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Loved the dune climb...we made it about 2.5 miles in. Would do again, with this time going all the way. Well worth it, and absolutely stunning vistas.

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 July 2017|
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Response from travelmomma91 | Reviewed this property |
Yes- the trail goes directly by the large Dunes and also by at least one other opening to the beach
12 August 2015|
Response from Burniahunt | Reviewed this property |
You can't drive on these dunes at the National Park, but if you head south, down to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, you can. If you google Silver Lakes Sand Dunes, you'll find several places that rent vehicles. Or you can take a... More