Spring 2023 Book Bundle Exceptional Value

Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear
A sparkling collection of photographs and engaging stories
capture the beauty and history of the Sleeping Bear Dunes area.  128 Full-Color Pages. A $29.95 value.

Full color photos of local wildflowers categorized by
seasons and location. This handy, helpful four-page pamphlet aids in the
identification of wildflowers as you enjoy the many trails of Sleeping Bear
National Lakeshore and beyond. A value of $3.

Farms and Cabins
A newly revised history of thirteen original farms and cabins
in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Included are the stories of the
beautiful Ken-Tuck-U-Inn on M-22 near Crystal Lake, the Esch farm in the ghost town of Aral, and the beautiful Faust cabin on the shores of Big Glen Lake. Twenty-two pages with map included.  A value of $3.

Glen Haven Village
Connect with the past in the Glen Haven Historic Village on
Sleeping Bear Bay. Learn about the saga of the Sleeping Bear Inn and why it was built around 1857 in such an out-of-the-way place. Learn about the importance
of the General Store, Blacksmith Shop, and Cannery and how their usage has changed over the years. Twenty-eight pages with a map on the back cover showing the Glen Haven Historical District in the 1920’s. A value of $3.

 The book and these pamphlets are available in our exciting Spring 2023 Book Bundle for $29.95, A $38.95 VALUE.

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About the Book

Through a delightful collection of photographs, Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear showcases the beauty of Sleeping Bear country, which has enchanted people for centuries. It highlights the fun-filled activities that bring people to visit here by the millions. It shows the area as it was when settlers came here to lumber and to farm. And, it explores how Sleeping Bear Dunes has been preserved and protected since the National Lakeshore was established 50 years ago.

Hundreds of pictures tell the stories. People were asked to send us their best photos and fondest memories. The overwhelming response provides visible testimony to the love that people have for this place. The result is an album of shared memories celebrating Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

How the Book Came Together
We have traveled here, sometimes for generations, and created memories of family vacations, weddings, canoe trips, campfires, and hikes. Some of us had family homes and farms that are now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. To preserve these memories, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes decided to create a history/photo book and put out a call out for photos.

With the enthusiastic support of hundreds of people who submitted their best photos of memories in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has created this exciting new book that celebrates our family memories of living and vacationing in the area.

A High-Quality Publication
Produced by the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes
Hardcover laminate
128 pages
Four-color throughout
Measures 11 x 8.5 inches
Hundreds of photos and illustrations
High quality printing on 80# glossy paper stock
ISBN: 978-1-954786-30-1 (Hardcover)

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What People Are Saying about Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear

This is the book we have been waiting for, a book that not only captures the spirit and grandeur of the Sleeping Bear Dunes but also informs us about its fascinating past. With captivating vignettes about various areas in the Park and surrounding areas accompanied by historic photos, the past comes vibrantly alive before our eyes. Memories and photos shared by families who have a history in the area provide a window to the past and illuminate why the Sleeping Bear Dunes are so special to us all. This book is the perfect keepsake of the area.

Sue Boucher, Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI

This book perfectly captures the essence of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. I thoroughly enjoyed my
time reading this book. Leafing through the pages was like a date with a best friend.

Bob Sutherland, President, Cherry Republic
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