National Parks Birthday This Summer – Sleeping Bear Dunes

100 years ago this August, Teddy Roosevelt starting designating places as National Parks.

Here is Stu the Rabbit at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan.

The land is mostly sandy, covered in woods. Some of the dunes going down to Lake Michigan are hundreds of feet tall. Most are gradual, wood-covered sand hills, until some dune grass, then sand only at the water. There are miles of beach, some rocky, most sandy. Some of the beaches are deserted (by humans) even in the height of summer tourist season.

Enjoy your National Parks this summer.