Updated December 2021
The MDHHS issued a face mask advisory for the holiday season due to a rise in flu and COVID-19 cases. The Public Health Advisory recommends all Michiganders, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public settings.
Each person has the responsibility to protect themselves and others by adhering to mandates and safety recommendations. As you plan to travel or relocate, we hope the following information as you plan to visit Glen Arbor or travel the surrounding area of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, MI.
STATE OF MICHIGAN:
Coronavirus info for the State of Michigan, including what activities are currently open and at what capacity, click here:
BENZIE-LEELANAU DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Whether you’re recreating out of doors or visiting a local business, please use local social distancing recommendations and other precautions such as gloves, sanitizing/hand washing or wearing a mask to keep others safe.
“Shop small, eat local and recreate responsibly.”
Masks, bandanas or gators may be available for purchase at the following locations: •Coastal •Northwoods Hardware •Glen Arbor Artisans •Cottage Book Shop If you forgot your mask in the car or at home, they may also be provided for you at many establishments.
Glen Arbor businesses are working hard and going above and beyond to stay open, while taking extra precautions to serve customers.
Browse our local businesses by category, find places to stay and other service providers in our BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Please realize that it is also a time of year when seasonal businesses are now closed, while others remain open year round. Please contact each business individually to be sure of current hours of operation, services and more.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create
Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history. Read More, In 2020 the park celebrated their 50th Anniversary!
Please recreate responsibly so you can protect yourself, us, and our resources. www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/recreate-responsibly.htm
“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount,” said superintendent Scott Tucker. “Our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure we comply with current public health guidance. It is very important for everyone to follow CDC guidance for physical distancing and face coverings in order to continue the progress that has been made so we can keep these facilities open.”
The Leelanau Conservancy
All of the Leelanau Conservancy natural areas remain open to the public.
“Engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household.” Be aware and hike at your own risk.
Before hitting the trails: If you ride, please be cautious. Help us keep the trails open by following these simple but crucial rules:
-Maintain proper social distancing at parking areas and on the trails
-If the parking lot appears busy, please try again later or another day
-Ride with extra care and safety
-Don’t linger in parking areas or at trailheads
Please note: no restroom facilities are available at this time.
Check out the mountain bike trail and hiking trails at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.
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