Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions: It seems like everyone is talking about the Sleeping Bear Dunes; voted "The Most Beautiful Spot in America" by Good Morning America, the "Bear" has become something of a celebrity. This week, see what all the gossip is about. Strap on a pair of running shoes, or borrow a page from of childhood's book and take on the Dunes barefooted. At the end of your climb, you will be rewarded by a panorama view of Little and Big Glen Lake, the rolling green hills of Leelanau County, and unending blue skies--so remember to pack a camera. And the best part of this entire venture? The run down the Dune, with sand flying behind you and the wind in your face; you've never felt so fast.
While a trip up the Sleeping Bear Dunes is beyond rewarding, it can also be somewhat tiring! Energize for the rest of the day with a coffee drink at the Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co., in Glen Arbor just a short drive from the Dunes. Founded in 1993, the Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co. was created by Steve Arens, who was inspired by his childhood trips to Northern Michigan. Years later, Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co. has grown to include a cafe, outdoor patio and garden, and large roasting facilities (which you can tour, if you call ahead.) A baked good and a latte on the patio is the perfect way to conclude a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, where you can go back over snapshots of "The Most Beautiful Spot in America."