A holiday rental home in Sleeping Bear Dunes will put you close to fun activities no matter what time of the year that you choose to visit. You will find the area to be peaceful and lovely, and you will want to return again and again.
It doesn’t matter if you holiday to Sleeping Bear Dunes in January or July – you will find that there is plenty to do. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a wonderful choice for winter fun. Whilst there is no downhill skiing, cross-country trails, snowshoe treks and snowmobile excursions are all available. During the summer, the lake is the perfect place to enjoy swimming, canoeing and fishing. Climbing the sand dunes is a very popular activity. Some of the sand dunes are quite a challenge, but there are others that are suitable for everyone. Consider stopping into one of the spas located near Sleeping Bear Dunes for a bit of pampering after a day filled with outdoor fun.
It’s true that most people visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to enjoy the many outdoor activities, but there are some interesting attractions nearby as well. The U.S. Coast Guard Museum and the Maritime Museum offer exhibits and artefacts that will thrill anyone interested in military or maritime history. Nearby Glen Haven was once a lumber town. Today it has been carefully restored to look just as it did at the turn of the 20th century. Visit the General Store or the Blacksmith shop and get an understanding of what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A number of art galleries, featuring the works of local artists, are also on offer.
Cold winters and pleasant, sunny summers are what you will find whilst on holiday to Sleeping Bear Dunes. During the winter the average low temperatures are between -8° and 1° C and the average highs are between -2° and 10° C. The average low temperatures during the spring are between 2° to 7° C and average highs are 11° to 17° C. During the summer, the average lows are 12° to 16° C and the average highs are 23° to 25° C. There is between 48 and 108 mm of precipitation per month. The most occurs during the month of September.
The closest airport to Sleeping Bear Dunes is Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), which is 28 km away. You will need to have a car for use during your stay.