Another great way to explore Sleeping Bear and the glorious views are various hikes in the area. My family enjoys hiking so I knew this would be a perfect vacation activity.
We decided to adventure to the Pyramid Point Trail which is 2.7 mile loop. It features vastly different environments along the trail which includes maple beech forest, high bluffs and a meadow. We were excited to explore.
We started out in the forest and came to a fork in the road.
We were debating which path to follow when a gentleman approached and asked us if were locals familiar with the trail. Since this was not the case, the gentleman and his dog, Maverick, offered to guide us on the trail that the locals follow since it is considered challenging to navigate.
Following our guide and Maverick, we ascended through the forest quickly to then climb over some dunes and rocky terrain. We did have to be careful to avoid Poison Ivy but luckily there was not too much of it.
We soon emerged on the bluffs for the beginning of the wonderful views. The trail lead to a high, panoramic view of Lake Michigan which is approximately half a mile.It offers one of the best views of the waters of the Manitou Passage and the Manitou Islands which lie five miles offshore.
We took a selfie shot with the view.
This was quite a pleasant hike and fun way to see the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan.