Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at Sleeping Bear

First try

We did this scenic drive twice during our stay in Glen Arbor. The first time, Aly was ready for a break and we only stopped at two of the overlooks because crankiness was disturbing the scenery (that’s pouting in the first picture). It’s a pretty drive even if you can’t stop and get out of the car. The first overlook gives a view through the trees of both Glen Lakes. The next overlook includes the Dune Climb, as well as panoramic views across at least 180 degrees.

¬†Second go ’round

On the second pass, we enjoyed the winding paths through the forest, had a deer cross the road right in front of us, and had to wait for a wedding party to clear the road. We drove through straight to the Lake Michigan overlooks toward the end of the drive. This was a short walk from the car to an incredibly steep dune that drops maybe two hundred feet down to the lake. There is also a deck built overlooking the steep dune so you can get a sense of how high this bluff really is.

There were lots of people out at this overlook, and Leah walked around making friends with many of them. I also got some great pictures, looking south along the bluffs, and of a disappearing stand of trees to the north.

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