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Trip full. Please contact me to be added to the wait list. SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNES CABIN, HIKING, BIKING, CANOEING, KAYAKING KID FRIENDLY, NOT DOG FRIENDLY 3 nights lodging, with real beds and hot showers 1 or 2 bedroom cabins, with 1 bath, sleeps 3 in 3 beds Cost $170 per person, paying on meetup $180. **YOU MUST PAY THROUGH MEETUP WHEN SIGNING UP IN ORDER TO HOLD YOUR SPOT.** Plan: Drive up Friday night (appox. 4 hours) and spend 3 nights in cabins There is a lot to do in the area including: - Hiking at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Beaches to explore - Sand Dunes to Climb - Rivers to Canoe/Kayak - Trails to bike - Wineries to visit - ATV tours to take - Ice cream to eat (of course) - Plus we are on a lake, so you can borrow their canoes/kayaks/paddleboards - Bonfires - Relaxing on the deck If you go to the Sleeping Bear Resort website they have links to the activities to assist in planning. www.sleepingbearresort.com There will be the traditional SOLAR (too much food) potluck on Saturday night at the main lodge, The Bears Den. The rest of the meals you will be on your own. There is a full kitchen in each cabin, with pots/pans/utensils included. Restaurants are located nearby in town. Address is 7670 Reynolds Road Lake Ann, MI 49650 Please plan to carpool as there is only one parking space per cabin. Contact Leslie Cordova for more information: (248)[masked] [masked]
This is a guided kayak tour on Lake Michigan to the Pierce Stocking Overlook Dune near Empire on the late afternoon/evening of May 24. The meeting place is about a 25 minute drive from Sleeping Bear Resort. Meeting time is 5:15 pm. If we have six people, the company will do a tour just for SOLAR. https://www.allaboutwaterusa.com/original-tour-pierce-stocking-scenic-overlook-dune/ I have prepaid for six people. With tax the cost is $80 per person. Please pay me by cash or check. Also bring some cash for a tip. Your discretion. If you are responding for more than just yourself, please add the number of guests.
Perfect lazy trip through the Sleeping Bear Dunes, especially if you've spent the earlier part of the day hiking or bicycling: "You’ll be amazed by the clear water and sandy bottom of the Crystal River located within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Throughout our 2-3 hour trip, you’ll see Northern Michigan’s true residents: White Tail Deer, Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, otters, turtles, frogs and endless amounts of fish. "Your trip is not complete until you take part in everyone’s favorite memory – Shooting the Tube!" We'll paddle from Glen Arbor to Lake Michigan, using Crystal River Outfitters, starting at 4:00 pm. They have given SOLAR a deal of $28 for single kayak rental. Here are their other rates: Rental Rates | Includes paddle, life jacket & delivery Sit-on-top Single Kayak, $30 Single Kayak, $36 Double Kayak, $58 Canoe, $62 Personal Boat Shuttle, $10 You MUST sign up in advance and then pay Crystal River Outfitters* directly on the day of the event. Tell them you are with SOLAR, for the 4:00 pm trip on Sunday, May 26. But please RSVP here,too, so I know how many people to expect. https://crystalriveroutfitters.com/kayak-canoe-trips/[masked] email: [masked] *FYI, they also rent bicycles. There is no set end date for contacting Crystal River Outfitters but they might run out of boats or the type you want, so don't delay too long. Those interested can head into Glen Arbor for dinner afterwards.
SOLAR's general membership meetings are open to everyone. This is a great place to hear about upcoming activities and classes, meet members, catch up with friends, and get more involved in our club. You're welcome to RSVP but it's not required. The program following the meeting will a presentation entitled, " Really Stupid Goals" by cyclist's Al Newman. Al was in the news recently when he reached his goal to ride his bicycle on every continent. On January 3, 2019, Al rode his bike on his last continent, Antarctica. Come hear Al speak about his journeys as a cross -country cyclist. He will speak about cycling on all 7 continents with an with emphasis on Asia, South America, Africa and Antarctica. He will also tell us about cycling in all 50 states . To top off the evening, Al will mention some "other really stupid goals".