Sleeping Bear Dunes to get its own stamp in 2018

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is getting its own stamp next year. 

The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday unveiled a sneak peek of some of the stamps that will be released in 2018, including one that features a colorful image of the popular park along the northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula. 

The stamp will be a Priority Mail Express stamp and cost $24.70, according to the postal service. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes is no stranger to the national spotlight. It was named the most beautiful place in America in 2011 by ABC’s “Good Morning America" and has over the years become a national tourist attraction, drawing a record 1.5 million people in 2015.

In January, the park's Sleeping Bear Point was named one of the 21 top beaches on Earth by National Geographic. 

"Pure freshwater and 450-foot bluffs mean eyes-open swimming and vast views over Lake Michigan," wrote Kimberley Lovato of National Geographic. "Walk from the former Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station, now a maritime museum, or along the Sleeping Bear Point Trail over low-lying dunes to the beach. In the distance look for North and South Manitou Islands, prime spots for hiking and camping."

Other stamps to be released in 2018 include images of children's TV personality Mister Rogers, performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne, birds in winter, frozen treats and Meyer lemons. 

Contact staff writer Ann Zaniewski at 313-222-6594 or Follow her on Twitter: @AnnZaniewski. 


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