One of my favorite spots in Michigan! Along the shores of Lake Michigan is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – named one of the most beautiful places in America. But many visitors splashing in the blue waters never realize that tucked just behind the towering cliffs of sand are the preserved and restored farms of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.

Charles Olsen Home (Port Oneida)

Charles Olsen Home (Port Oneida)

Abandoned farming (Port Oneida)

Abandoned farming (Port Oneida)

Thoreson Farm (Port Oneida)

Thoreson Farm (Port Oneida)

Barratt Pig Barn (Port Oneida)

Barratt Pig Barn (Port Oneida)

Ole Olsen Home (Port Oneida)

Ole Olsen Home (Port Oneida)

Ole Olsen Home B&W (Port Oneida)

Ole Olsen Home B&W (Port Oneida)

A fixerupper

A fixerupper

Grand Haven Pilings

Grand Haven Pilings

Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Cannery Boathouse Museum (Glen Haven)

Cannery Boathouse Museum (Glen Haven)

Cannery Boathouse Museum (Glen Haven)

Cannery Boathouse Museum (Glen Haven)

D.H. Day General Store

D.H. Day General Store

Sleeping Bear Inn

Sleeping Bear Inn

North Unity School

North Unity School

North Unity School (detail)

North Unity School (detail)

Blowing in the wind B&W (Port Oneida)

Blowing in the wind B&W (Port Oneida)

Blowing in the wind Color (Port Oneida)

Blowing in the wind Color (Port Oneida)

Dulcimer player (Port Oneida)

Dulcimer player (Port Oneida)

Woman quilting (Port Oneida)

Woman quilting (Port Oneida)

Woman quilting, close up (Port Oneida)

Woman quilting, close up (Port Oneida)