Empire, Michigan is the jumping-off point to explore all the incredible trails and sand dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Located right at the heart of it all, this small town is a wonderful place to base yourself for all the surrounding scenic beauty. Choose from fishing, cycling, walking, renting a boat, surfing, paddle boarding, you name it, you can do it on this beautiful stretch of coast.
This part of the world is popular with hikers, and it’s no surprise why. With literally miles and miles of treasured trails meandering through forests, along cliff tops and over the famous dunes, it’s an outdoor ehtusiast's heaven. If you want some guidance, you can choose from three of the most popular trails: The Dune climb, The Empire Bluffs Trail, and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
Empire Beach is just a short walk from downtown Empire and is where you will get the most awe-inspiring views across Lake Michigan. With the bluffs towering above you and miles of clear freshwater in front, it’s truly a place where nature shows off its assets.
Spend a day in the Empire Area Museum if you want to see how the town got its legacy from small beginnings to the place it is today.
Visit Empire in October and enjoy the Empire Hops Festival.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Empire. The warmest months in Empire are April and June, when temperatures reach 88 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 1 ˚F. The wettest month in Empire is October with 5.87 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.87 inches of rain.
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If you need an internet connection during your stay in Empire, then you can choose from over 166 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 4 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 8 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Empire by car, be sure to choose from 142 accommodations that provide parking.
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