Active Lifestyle

Bike Trails

Visit the  Leelanau TART Bike Trail

The 16-mile Leelanau Trail presents two distinct adventures along the former Leelanau Scenic Railroad line. Farm fields are followed by lush woods, and smooth cruising finishes off country rambling as the trail stretches south from Suttons Bay to Traverse City. Along its entire length, the trail is paved.

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Suttons Bay Bikes

Looking for the best trails around Suttons Bay, Michigan – Suttons Bay Bikes is just a few minutes from the Stone Schoolhouse and in the center of the Village of Suttons Bay.  They can fit you for a bike, set you up in a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board and give you guidance on the best direction for your adventure.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America. Watch as the winner was announced live on television in, “Most Beautiful Place in America Revealed!”

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a breathtaking symphony of water, sky and towering sand dunes on our Lake Michigan shoreline. Part of the national park system since 1970, Sleeping Bear is one of America’s most profoundly beautiful landscapes: a 64-mile curve of sweeping vistas, miles of perfect freshwater beaches, forested wilderness islands, and miles of hiking trails. The glistening waters of Lake Michigan make a stunning backdrop for the dunes and forests, while abundant wildlife and a diverse ecosystem thrill the nature lover.

The abundance of hiking trails throughout the park offers visitors the chance to take in the awe-inspiring vistas of Sleeping Bear. The newest trail, the paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, is a multi-use pathway that will run for 27 miles from the northern end of the park to a point just south of Empire.

After Sleeping Bear Dunes was nominated, ABC News narrowed down the vast number of nominations to ten and announced them, two-by-two each morning on the show. Watch as Michigan’s hidden gem is introduced in, “Most Beautiful Places: Point Reyes, Sleeping Bear Dunes.”

Watch nationally-recognized American chef, Mario Batali, praise Sleeping Bear Dunes and the surrounding area in the ABC segment, “Mario Batali on Wonders of Sleeping Bear Dunes.”

Manitou Moments Photo Contest at the Sleeping Bear Dunes
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