This park contains numerous spectacular beaches on its 33 miles of protected Lake Michigan shoreline, including D.H. Day Park in Glen Haven, North Bar Lake, Good Harbor Bay and Manitou Island. Stop at the Philip Hart Visitor Center at the junction of M 72 and M 22 in Empire for directions. The Philip Hart Visitor Center is located 22 miles west of Traverse City. Many trails are located within the 70,000-acre federally owned park. Maps are available at the visitor center in Empire. Park fee is $20 for seven days or $40 for a year paid at the visitor center.
Stop by the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center for a printed map or download a map from Michigan Trails Maps for a small fee.