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With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Watch as the winner was announced live on television in, "Most Beautiful Place in America Revealed!"
After Sleeping Bear Dunes was nominated, ABC News narrowed down the vast number of nominations to ten and announced them, two-by-two each morning on the show. Watch as Michigan's hidden gem is introduced in, "Most Beautiful Places: Point Reyes, Sleeping Bear Dunes."
Watch nationally-recognized American chef, Mario Batali, praise Sleeping Bear Dunes and the surrounding area in the ABC segment, "Mario Batali on Wonders of Sleeping Bear Dunes."
- Harvest Stompede 9 September 2017 One of the most unique races in the country—and a great event for racers and spectators alike—the annual Harvest Stompede offers a one-of-a-kind course that meanders through rolling vineyard rows that are heavy with ripe wine grapes that are soon to be picked. The race is designed for both serious and recreational runners, and walkers, with options for a 5k walk, 5k run or 7-mile run.
- Sleeping Bear Marathon 7 October 2017 A scenic marathon, half marathon, and 5k run/walk in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Sleeping Bear Marathon starts and finishes in Empire, Michigan.