|Kerry Kelly 2012|
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) will be a hard-surfaced, multi-use trail paralleling M-22 and M-109 for 27 miles through the Lakeshore when completed. It will provide a safe, non-motorized, multi-use transportation alternative connecting the Lakeshore’s main visitor destinations with Glen Arbor and Empire. The SBHT will give walkers, runners, wheelchair users, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, baby strollers, and rollerbladers a safe, enjoyable, and car-free way to access and explore the Lakeshore and neighboring communities. Visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore website for more information about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
The trail segment, about 5 miles, between South Forest Haven Drive in Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb is open for use. There is a parking area about a 2 tenths of a mile to the south of the Trailhead on South Forest Haven Drive.
For birding information along the heritage trail visit the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail website