Nature's View Of Lake Michigan
March 9, 2021
A beautiful nature's view of the blue waters of Lake Michigan from the North Bar Lake Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is as old as continental ice sheets with its Lakeshore set aside in 1970 for preservation of the natural resources and for public use. The most prominent features, and those for which the park is named, are the perched dunes above Lake Michigan. These immense sand dunes are “perched” atop the already towering headlands that are glacial moraines. The dune overlooks at the Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point bluffs are about 400 feet above Lake Michigan. With 65 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams, the park is wonderfully water oriented.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.