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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
+1 231-326-4700
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Exciting Pierce stocking scenic drive

Do's: The pierce stocking scenic drive is the wonderful destination to see the spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gopala K
Perrysburg, Ohio
Incredible scenic drive

This is only a seven-mile drive, but allow yourself at least an hour - 90 minutes is better. There... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave H
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
+1 231-326-4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Do's: The pierce stocking scenic drive is the wonderful destination to see the spectacular overlooks of the Glen Lakes. The Lake shore view is breath taking and is the must to visit. Don'ts: One of the challenging activity is getting to the bottom of the...More

Thank Gopala K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is only a seven-mile drive, but allow yourself at least an hour - 90 minutes is better. There are a dozen stops that show off the huge variety of terrain in a small area. You go from hardwood forest to rolling sand dunes to...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take this scenic drive, but be sure to get out of you car at some of the stops to see the views. Spectacular views of Lake Michigan & the dunes. Stop at the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center in Empire to get a map &...More

1  Thank jjaannee66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really s stunning drive with many places to pull over and explore or picnic at. It also has the Sleeping Bear Lake Overlook spot that you can easily explore for an hour or so. I thought it was a bit pricey at $15...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a 3.8 mile hike (famous Dune Hike) to Lake MI and back, the kids and I decided to explore this scenic loop drive. It was a good choice given our low energy yet need to explore more of the park.

Thank lgregg2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Scenic Drive is a not-to-miss part of the park. Sweeping overloooks, plenty of picnic spots with clean amenities, this drive kept the whole family entertained. We spent about 2 hours, highly enjoyable.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only do one thing..... do this drive. As others have said, do take the time and stop at each of the 12 stops and explore. It's worth the adventure. It's a seven mile drive, with stops still only a couple hours.

Thank RGTravelIng
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have to pay (late in the day, not quite busy season?) but even if we did it would have been worth it. Stunning sunset views at the areas to pull over. Bring a sweater or jacket; we were a bit cold in...More

Thank rdhxrt2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many scenic viewpoints showing different features of the park. A must when visiting. Great way to spend an hour - hour/half

1  Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did this drive twice two days in a row the second day the weather was a little nicer so the views where much better and you could see further. the dune overlook is good and the sleeping bear over look. we enjoyed the walk...More

Thank Laura P
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Is it still nice in late March - early April? Wondering about spring break...
30 March 2017|
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Response from highstone351 | Reviewed this property |
The area is north of the early Spring Line. As has been mentioned, Spring comes differently in Michigan. Today, we expect to see some rain/sleet/snow in that area. In a couple of days, we will have 50F-60F degree days. When... More
Fran C
Affordable place to stay in empire & Mackinac Island in September 2017?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Glamgirls123 | Reviewed this property |
If you look on Groupon closer to your date I did see Mission Point at a really good discount.
jen s
I live about 6 hours from sleeping bear dunes and have been wanting to check it out. However with my medical issues and my small kids, I don't think we can do the dunes. is it worth it to just do pierce stocking scenic drive? I hear it's nice but wondering if it's worth going if we can't do the dunes? Thanks
24 November 2016|
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Response from elainelily | Reviewed this property |
Yes. it is worth it. Just go. I had a broken foot and was in an aircast and I did fine