Guided Winter Hikes


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    "All hikes start with an introduction at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. Inside the visitor center, rangers will give visitors an introduction to the lakeshore. If there is enough snow, snowshoes will be provided free of charge. From the visitor center, everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside for about two hours. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.

    Please Call the visitor center at 231-326-4700 to make a reservation.

    All programs are free with a valid park entrance pass. Passes may be purchased at the Phillip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, Michigan, and cost $25 (per vehicle) for seven days, $45 for an annual Sleeping Bear Dunes pass, or $80 (or less) for the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass series."