Sleeping Bear Dunes News

Good Harbor Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Something new and really exciting has come to town.

‘sbd Tours’   short for Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours, I think.

Martina Dorn is the proprietor.  She offers hiking and biking tours


sbd Tours include:

Nature Discovery Walks

Empire Bluff

Otter Creek

Empire History Walk

Betsie Valley Trail Bicycle Tour

North Bar Lake Bicycle Tour 


And all of that with your schedule in mind and for very little money.

What an amazing way to learn about this area

Here is a link to her website for more information:

sbd Tours

If you are making reservations, please let her know that you learned about the tours from Iris at Wayfarer Lodgings


Now we know that summer has finally arrived.  The weather has been so beautiful and the forecast promises more of the same for the week. Temps to be in the 70’s.
We’ve had a busy week here at the Wayfarer. We had our first  regular guests come and stay for the week and weekend.

Friends came from far and wide to say goodbye to a friend.

It was a beautiful day when we gathered at one of Bill’s favorite places – along the Betsie Valley Trail

The walking sticks

To my neighbors on Grace Road, I must be quite a sight – walking like some freak around the cabins with my walking sticks.
First I practiced with those things dragging behind me, then I started swinging my arms, like one does when walking- natural like 😉  Then I got serious and used those things to push and use my upper body.  Wow, it is actually fun.  The next thing I’ll do is go “off property” and let myself be seen by others.  That’s always a problem for me.  I’d like to do my thing in an invisible bubble.
So the plan is to walk from here to Lui’s house and back on the short leg of the Betsie Valley Trail.  It starts in downtown Elberta, about 3/4 of a mile from here, splits into the short leg to Frankfort (about 2 miles long)  and on the long 19 mile leg it goes all the way to Thompsonville.  .  If I don’t make it back then….errrrr…. I’ll make her drive me home :mrgreen: