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Local Attractions at

Dune Climb Inn is surrounded by many attractions where you can go for a day out, for a tour, or just for fun.

Local Attractions

While The Dune Climb Inn offers a serene retreat nestled amidst the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the surrounding area boasts a wealth of attractions and activities waiting to be explored. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy just moments away.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes, hailed as the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America, attracts visitors with its unique, tranquil beauty, including sand beaches, towering bluffs, and diverse ecosystems. Visitors often enjoy local ice cream before exploring Leelanau County’s flora and fauna via scenic drives. The area boasts miles of beaches, 450-foot-high dunes with stunning Lake Michigan views, lush forests, inland lakes, and a rich blend of maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.

Visit the towns of Glen Arbor, Leland, Empire, Frankfort.

Discover the charm of nearby towns like Glen Arbor, Leland, Empire, and Frankfort, each offering a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. From quaint shops to stunning beaches, there’s something for everyone to explore just a short drive away from our hotel.

Hiking and Mountain Bike Trail

Explore the rugged beauty of Palmer Woods with our hotel as your base. Traverse scenic hiking trails or tackle thrilling mountain bike paths, all within easy reach. Immerse yourself in nature’s playground, where every twist and turn reveals a new adventure.

Kayak the Crystal River

Discover the enchanting beauty of Michigan’s Crystal River with a kayaking adventure near our hotel. Glide through pristine waters, surrounded by lush greenery and wildlife. It’s an idyllic escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Glen Lake

The public access to Little Glen is just a stone’s throw from our hotel. National Geographic once called Glen Lake one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The waters are crystal clear and Caribbean blue, and the dunes are just over the horizon. For a stunning view of the Glen Lakes, visit Inspiration Point.

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Explore the beauty of Northern Michigan with direct access to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from our hotel. Immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility as you hike, bike, or simply take a leisurely stroll amidst breathtaking scenery.

The Sleeping Bear Dune Climb

Experience the best of nature at our hotel with direct trail and park access to the iconic Sleeping Bear Dune Climb. Embark on an adventure just steps away from your room, where stunning vistas and thrilling hikes await. Discover the beauty of Michigan’s landscape right at your doorstep.

Glen Haven

A visit to Glen Haven, two miles down the road, is a step back to a time when small villages and docks supplied fuel to steamers along the Great Lakes. The beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan are right there, so take time for a swim or walk along the beach. Visit the Glen Haven General Store, the Cannery Boathouse, the Blacksmith Shop, and the Cost Guard Station museum.

Dark Skies and Night Photography

Leelanau County, and Glen Haven in particular, are known to night photographers for dark skies and ease of stargazing at night. Aurora hunters agree that spots in the National Lakeshore are prime for catching Northern Lights.

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Enjoy spectacular views of Glen Lake, undulating sand dunes, and breathtaking views of the grandest of all dunes, with shimmering Lake Michigan as the backdrop. Wind through cool forests of sugar maple and beech trees. Take a moment along the way to enjoy a picnic, take a walk, or just linger in the sunshine.

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Indulge in a sensory journey along the renowned Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, a stone’s throw from our hotel. Savor exquisite wines amid picturesque vineyards, where each sip tells a story of the region’s rich terroir and winemaking heritage.

Park Pass

You can get a park pass at the M22 store in Glen Arbor, The DH Day campground on M-109, or the Visitors Center in Empire. Better yet, you can get a digital pass and ask a manger to print a copy for you

Ice Cream

A summer time tradition. Stop for a treat and wander down to the nearest body of water to watch the sun set.

Coffee and Tea

We have coffee and tea available in the Community Room. Other spots in town for grab-and-go include:

Cherry Bowl Drive Inn

Good, old fashioned fun

Glen Arbor Farmer's Market

Every week in the summer, from 9 am to 1 pm. Behind Town Hall in Glen Arbor.

Other Attractions

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