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    Sleeping Bear dunes, Michigan

    Has anyone ever heard or been too the Sleeping Bear dunes in Michigan? I was talking to one of my friends who grew up in Michigan and was telling a story about getting lost on the dunes. I about flipped when she told me there were dunes in Michigan b/c I had never heard of them?

    Anyone know anything about these dunes? Can you ride 'em?

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    yep, i was there once a long time ago, from what i remeber there was no offroad vehicles aloud, but that was like 10 years ago, there is a huge sand hill that you almost have to crawl up and down i tried running down it and i fell hard, but it was fun because it was just sand, at the top you can kinda see Lake Michigan
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    its just west of traverse city
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    To my best knowledge there is no offroading allowed. There used to be tours but I guess the tree huggers shut them down, it's too bad a portion isn't open for offroading.

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    The area isn't that big from what I could tell from looking down at 35,000 feet. I have a picture from the palne at home that I can put up if somebody reminds me after the no picture ban is cancelled.
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    There are 35 miles of coastal dunes, pretty big if you aske me

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    how many miles long is silver lake?
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    Silver lake can't be more than a couple of miles of coastline, I don't know how many square miles it is. I know the ORV/Scramble area is 450 acres.

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    So are ORV's still not allowed? One of my friends lives in Michigan, that would give me good reason to travel 2,500 miles one way to see him!

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    heres the jist:= NO OFFROAD vehicles alloud at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Silver Lake is 2 1/2 miles by 1 mile in diameter, even though thats just like .03 percent of the dunes there, they are blocking all the good dunes off for preservation, but its still a blast, you can see lake michigan and silver lake from just a few tops of dunes, i has a blast there, if any 1 gos there inlike 2 to 3 weeks during like weekdays, look fgor a nacs cannondale, cause thats my new and current ride!!
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