2019 Hikes in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore With Free Nordic Walking Classes And Free Nordic Walking Poles Rentals

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Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear “HERITAGE WALKERS”and Friends of Sleeping Bear “WALK IN THE PARK” are teaming up to offer a joint walking program.

* 2020 times, dates and locations coming soon *

Join us on the trails for one or more of our 8 weeks of walking – where history and nature merge! Walk for your well-being, enjoying this beautiful park with others while learning about our heritage and the natural resources in the area you will be walking. Walks are on the paved or small crushed stone Heritage Trail, beautiful natural trails, and a few country back-roads in Port Oneida. Bring walking shoes and water bottles. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend or meet a neighbor!

HERITAGE WALKERS – Historic Sleeping Bear has partnered with local walking guru Pete Edwards of WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System to bring his knowledge and enthusiasm of walking and the natural areas. He will loan Nordic ski walking poles to anyone who wants to try them and enjoy the benefits! Bonus: Get fit for the Port Oneida Run/Walk, August 3rd. Each time you walk, your name will be entered into a drawing on August 1st to get a free registration for the run/walk.

WALK IN THE PARK – Friends of Sleeping Bear have partnered with a state-wide program called Walk Michigan focused on increasing physical activity to help obtain healthy weights, reduce chronic medical conditions as well as improve mental health and reduce stress. Bonus: Pedometers will be provided.

TIME:  10 am   Approx. 1 hour walk

WEEK                         HIKE                                    TYPE of TRAIL            MEETING PLACE

Tuesday, July 9        Glen Haven North             Heritage Trail         Glen Haven General Store

Thursday, July 11   Port Oneida East                Heritage Trail   Port Oneida Heritage Ctr (POHC)

Tuesday, July 16     Glen Haven South              Heritage Trail         Glen Haven General Store

Thursday, July 18   Treat Farm                           Natural Trail           Park gate/Stormer Rd,Empire

Tuesday, July 23     Pierce Stocking South        Heritage Trail         Scenic Dr. lower parking lot

Thursday, July 25   Port Oneida West               Heritage/Bayview Trl. POHC

Tuesday, July 30     Voice Road North               Heritage Trail        Voice Road Trailhead

Thurs. August 1       Basch road                        Dirt Backroad        Basch Rd. picnic area

Tues. August 6        Dune Climb South              Heritage Trail        Dune Climb

Thurs. August 8       Bayview Farm loop            Natural Trail           POHC

Tues. August 13      Dune Climb North              Heritage Trail         Dune Climb

Thurs. August 15    Good Harbor Bay Loop      Natural Trail           Good Harbor Trailhead

Tues. August 20      Pierce Stocking North        Heritage Trail         Scenic Dr. lower parking lot

Thurs. August 22    Otter Creek Loop West      Natural wide Trl     Otter Creek Trailhead/Empire

Tues. August 27      Glen Arbor Forest Haven  Heritage Trail      Heritage Trl at Forest Haven Rd.

Thurs. August 29    Voice Road South               Natural Trail          Voice Road Trailhead

Contact Info

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear:


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Friends of Sleeping Bear:


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American Nordic Walking System:

Pete Edwards

WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System (World Headquarters: Empire, Michigan)

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