Good Morning America's 'Most Beautiful Place in America' Contest...
And... The Winner is SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE' See the Telecast at:
HEMLOCK & ASPEN COTTAGES in The Park amid mature oaks & lofty white birches. Enjoy the crystal clear sandy lake. Nature walks, fish, swim and climb the Dunes. Picnic tables, BBQ's, complete kitchens, fireplaces, hammocks. LINENS ARE NOT FURNISHED. Boat moorings, a 14' canoe & 3 Kayaks for guests. Bring your own FLOTATION VESTS for Water Safety. White docks, sun decks, swim ladders.
NORTH STAR - master bedroom & bath; 3 guest bedrooms, separate bath. Custom hickory kitchen, sparkling emerald-pearl granite counter. island bar, stainless bar fridge, dishwasher, W/D, gas range, central A/C & gas heat, 2 decks. Family Great Room with fireplace, DVD, VCR, and 42' HDTV.
Birch Shores Cottages : The Birch Shores Cottages are embraced by the sandy shores of Little Glen Lake and the forests of the 'Most Beautiful Place in America'... SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE. See the Telecast at:
The shore and two docks face The Dunes. All Cottages have Picnic tables, BBQs, complete kitchens, fireplaces, hammocks & room for 8 guests. Pillows & blankets furnished; Linens and towels ARE NOT furnished. Boat moorings, 3 Kayaks & a canoe are available for our guests. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LIFE VESTS for boat users. Stainless beverage fridges in North Star, Aspen and Hemlock. In NORTH STAR, families and friends gather around the granite island bar, in the great room and around the fireplace. In NORTH STAR only: Wi-Fi wireless Internet until October 31.
Autumn colors and scenic routes : BIKERS - enjoy the same Autumn colors and scenic routes taken by the 'Le Tour de Leelanau' professional bicyclists starting right here at Birch Shores!! Discounts are available for Cycle Club members renting one or two cottages in the Spring and Fall (March 1 - June 12 and September 1 - October 31.
Interlocken concerts all summer - The Dunes Blue Grass Festival in nearby Empire (6 miles) - great fun & good music, lots of handicrafts & ethnic foods. Take a sunset cruise in a Tall Ship. Hike Alligator Hill for a calming view of Sleeping Bear Bay. Watch the Bald Eagles. Enjoy scenic drives and the views from Pyramid Point, the Empire Bluffs and Pierce Stocking Drive. Great Dunes sunsets from the swing with your Honey and a glass of local wine -TOUR some of the 18 wineries that dot the area.
Honeymooners : Many Honeymooners have spend their first nights here. Repete Guests return to the same cottages for more than 30 years. Hammock in dappled sunlight under an emerald canopy of leaves. Summer beach novels on the docks while tots find treasures in the clear sandy shallows. Blue jays, bald eagles, geese, loons, woodpeckers, swans, goldfinches, hummingbirds and more. Deer, raccoons, porcupines and turkey are found in the woods of the Park. Guests ski, bike, nature walk, fish, swim and climb the massive Dune to view Lake Michigan. Take the Leeland Ferry and visit the Chippewa's mysterious Manitou Islands, part of the Park. Glen Lake is known as ..The Jewel of the Leelanau - an apt description of the Lake with the Sapphire Blues, Sandy Shallows, Emerald Greens and Deep Water Cobalt seen from Inspiration Point high above the Lake. Once a part of Lake Michigan 12,000 years ago, the last mile-thick glacier deposited the sands of the mighty Dune, cutting off the waters from the Great Lake