sbd Tours offers guided nature discovery hikes, bike tours, a walking tour of historic Empire and private explorer tours. Call or email to arrange for a tour that fits your group and your schedule! Log on to for more information!

GUIDED WILDFLOWER HIKES every weekend in May! sbd Tours offers two guided hikes each Sat./Sun., 10 am and 2pm in May to discover emerging wildflowers and more. To book a hike go to 

GUIDED HIKES are offered on the many trails of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from May through October. Go to to book a hike.

GUIDED BICYCLE TOURS on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail- explore the different habitats, wildflowers and wildlife  along the trail during a leisurely bike ride. Starting point is the Dune Climb trail head, all the way to Glen Haven and its historic buildings to the old Coast Guard Station and back to the Dune Climb. Another option is the Betsie Valley Trail from Beulah to Frankfort with beautiful scenery. The ride takes you along Crystal Lake, along some wetlands and open grassland and offers wildlife viewing, wildflowers and more. 

A combination of hike/ bike tours and wine tours is available! Start the day with a hike or a bike tour in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes area and round out your day with a visit to some of the great local wineries and breweries! It can't get any better! This is a combined effort of sbd Tours and the Grand Traverse Adventure Company ( ). Please call or email for details!

Up North Package! This years sbd Tours is offering an UP NORTH PACKAGE in the spring/early summer- a cottage in Empire for up to six people for two nights and two tours! All the info is on the website, click the up north package tab ( offer is great for a girls-get-together, an occasion or retreat. Enjoy a guided nature hike, guided bike tour or walking tour of historic Empire and stay at a well appointed cottage. Empire is the gateway to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with lots to see and do!


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