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Bay View Trail - Sleeping Bear Dunes


Bay View Trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is better known as a destination for cross-country skiers than hikers, primarily because of its link to Homestead Resort. During the summer, the lack of impressive dune scenery that the rest of the park is so well known for has many hikers looking elsewhere for a trail to explore. But uncrowded paths is only one of Bay View’s charms. The trail system passes through a mix of beech-maple forest, old farm fields and pine plantations while at its north end features historic barns, farmhouses and a one-room schoolhouse, many of which are being restored by the National Park Service. The four loops of Bay View total almost 8 miles with the premiere of the system being a 6.4-mile hike. For hikers, the most popular loop by far is the northern half that includes Farms Trail, a side trip to Lookout Point and portions of Low Trail and High Trail for a 3.7-mile walk. This map, produced by, includes: --10-foot contour lines --Location of the trailheads --Amenities icons for restrooms, picnic areas, drinking water and historical barns --Mileage flags marking the 3.7-mile hike that includes the spur to Lookout Point and most of the historical farms. Along with photos, you can get a mile-by-mile description of the trail from at:

Price: $ 1.99 USD


Primary Category: Recreation

Secondary Categorization: Parks, Skiing

Published: 2020

Language: English

Size: 1.6 MB

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