Map of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail


Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Michigan map area

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail


13 miles




Empire, Glen Arbor


woodlands, lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes, views of Upper Lake Michigan, hiking trails


Regional Trails

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a 13-mile long set of paved pathways located in Northwestern Michigan. The trail connects the community of Empire with Glen Arbor. Currently the trail consists of two separate sections with plans for expansion. The trail goes through dense northern forests, next to Sleeping Bear Dunes, alongside Little Glen Lake and past beautiful stretches of the shore along Lake Michigan. There are numerous hiking trails that take off from the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail as well.


The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is paved and is open for non-motorized uses, such as bike riding and walking. 

End Points

The south end of the western section of the trail starts at S Lacore Road, north of Empire. The trail wanders through the woods for a bit then travels alongside Dune Highway. The trail goes past Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Bay and Glen Haven Cannery Boathouse and then ends at S. Forest Haven Drive in Glen Harbor.

The east section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Road starts at the intersection of Fisher Road and W Crystal View Road. The trail then heads north alongside S. Westman Road. The trail roughly follows W. Harbor Highway and ends at S. Port Oneida Road.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, in Northwestern Michigan.