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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore-Pouncey Pon
Near: EmpireMI (Weather)
Number of
15 Total
100 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description Adjacent to Michigans Shore-to Shore Trail and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as well as miles and miles of trails in the Pere Marquette State Forest.
Best Time to Visit May thru October
Times to Avoid
Campground 20 acres of woodland setting with 12 16'X16' wooden pens, 2 larger pens with run-ins, an outdoor arena, water conveniently located by all pens and electric hook-up to 6 sites. Central campfire area with wood and picnic tables provided. Ride out immediatley to the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail and numerous local trails on state land. Six miles from the National Park Headquarters, Lake Michigan beaches and local scenic attractions.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Elect, water water Linda Pouncey
4616 W. Beeman Rd.
Empire, MI 49630
Additional Info
Directions 17 miles west of Traverse City, Michigan on M-72. Left on County Rd. 675 1 mile, left on Beeman Rd. 1/4 mile. Website is:
This information was provided by chaplady on 10/25/2016 5:32:58 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)