I have just returned from two days in the gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. This spot has been on my radar for a couple of years as I have visited other dune parks, and I have heard this is the most spectacular. I definitely agree it is the most sensational of the dunes areas I have been to, and I definitely will go back. Here is a photo from a beach I hiked to where I was the only person within five miles. I will be sharing this hike as well as many other tips and photos in the coming weeks.
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Great shot! Love that whole area in the summer, Leelanau and Traverse City. Gotta get up there in the Fall to see all the leaves.
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I can see why the fall would be an awesome time to check it out. The forest is deep green now, but I can imagine how beautiful it would be when the colors are in full bloom.
That’s awesome! I was wondering where you are. I am not a big beach guy but with no one around for miles, this would be an awesome place to hang out! 🙂
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I like beaches when I am hiking. I hiked over five miles to get to this place and part of that hike was through swampland with annoying mosquitoes. It was very refreshing to take a dip. The water was absolutely freezing, so there was no prolonged swim. Northern Michigan water is not too warm in May.
I’ve heard lots of great stories about the Lake Michigan, so as its beautiful shores! Your shot proves it undoubtedly, Ted! Lovely capture and especially dear to me, knowing that you had to hike over 5 miles just to reach it! I guess the spot you went to is very pristine and not really visited, right? Thanks for keeping us inspired to go out there and explore our magnificent nature!
Hi Miss Helsby,
There was no one within five miles on this beach on this given day. When it is hotter there are probably more people swimming, but when you are five mile hike away, this particular beach will always be less crowded.
thanks for sharing this story to us. Very much like it.
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It really looks cool. I am a beach loving guy and I think I will have to hang out there, sometime around december when I am free.
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