Outdoor Adventure

Gateway to the dunes

Empire is the headquarters for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and is centrally located along the famous M-22 scenic highway. As such, it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and everyone from surfers to hikers to cyclists call this “The Most Beautiful Place in America.” The area boasts miles of secluded, dune-covered beaches and panoramic lake views lined with wooded hiking trails. You can cross-country ski to the top of the dunes in the winter, and paddle-board the inland Lakes in the summer. After a day of adventure, catch a heart-stopping sunset year-round at the Village Beach in Empire. Welcome to our freshwater paradise; we have something for everyone. 

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