Posts Tagged ‘day trip’

Hiker’s Guide to Empire

Posted on by Mae Stier •

Empire’s Best Treks, from Easy to Adventurous As the gateway to the Sleeping Bears Dunes, the village of Empire is a hiker’s heaven. With miles of secluded trails winding through forests, over dunes, and along towering bluffs, there’s a reason the park is called “The Most Beautiful Place in America.” Starting in town, you’re just […]

Your Next Stop on M-22

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Centrally located, Empire is the perfect launching pad for every M-22 adventure. Voted the #1 scenic highway in the country by USA Today, M-22 draws travelers from across the globe with promises of sandy, sweeping vistas rivaling America’s oceansides—minus the crowds. Winding around the dune-covered northwest section of Lake Michigan, the landscape boasts towering bluffs, […]

7 Ways to Spend a Snow Day in Empire

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Winter in northern Michigan is no time to hibernate. One of its best-kept secrets is the icy beauty—and solitude—of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Headquartered in the village of Empire, the 71,000 acre park is open all year and rewards off-season adventurers with scenic views rarely experienced by the average tourist. As snow builds over […]