Vol XXI – #39 – Sleeping Bear Dunes Lake Michigan Trail

Report #7013 Photo: LR-11-20-21


Snow Shower / Wind
8:06am5:01pm EST
Feels like: 18°F
Wind: 29mph WNW
Humidity: 78%
Pressure: 29.6"Hg
UV index: 0
Vol XXI - #38 - Fall is Technically Still Here
Vol XXI - #40 - Happy Thanksgiving

 JB99399I’ve said it before, what a difference a day makes! I’ve never taken the hike all the way down to the big lake from the Sleeping Bear Dune climb before, so I took the opportunity today with bright blue skies and, better late than never, some puffy white clouds. I always thought this path ended at a steep dune next to the lake, but it’s a pretty direct path to the water. 3.6 miles round trip through sand is a slow hike, but worth it. A warning for anyone going to the lake, there are many points where you swear you are getting close, then you crest a hill and it seems like there is another couple miles to hike. Once you start hearing the waves, you are close.

Note: If you would like to get a calendar in town, Leelanau Books has a stack of them.

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The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available at the link below. $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham.

Click here to go to the Calendar order page

Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how special and “one-of-a-kind” this area is and we have enjoyed bringing out that uniqueness in our images. Love to you all! -Keith and Jim

Burnham Graphic Arts: Specialty Items &emdash; 2022 Leland Report Calendar (PreOrder)


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Bonnie Vredeveld
Bonnie Vredeveld
11 days ago

Awesome pictures.

Dick, in Rankin
12 days ago

Your great cloud pix almost caused me to over look the sand patterns. Nice !

Robert Cordes
Robert Cordes
12 days ago

Such special photos. You are fortunate to be there for a gorgeous day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, Bob

12 days ago

Beautiful day..Thanks for sharing!!