The Glen Lake Gallop Professional Review and Guide
"Chippewa legend explains the massive sand dune on the northeast shore of Lake Michigan. A tremendous forest fire on the west coast of Lake Michigan drove a mother bear and her two cubs into the water, where they swam and swam. The mother reached the eastern shore and lay on a bluff, exhausted, waiting for her cubs.
They couldn't reach the shore and drowned, forming the Manitou Islands. Where the mother lay waiting, now only a sand dune remains. And there the ride begins: the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This ride offers sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan and Glen Lake, hills and curves, birches and pines, and a dune climb. Things to see: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Lake, Dune Climb, town of Glen Arbor."