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Empire Travel Guide

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.

Things to Do in Empire

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.

Best Time to Visit Empire

Visit Empire in October and enjoy the Empire Hops Festival.

Price and Availability in Empire

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Empire tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Sunday. Vacation homes in Empire tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Empire is in March, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Empire is in the high season in July. Empire has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Empire

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Empire. The warmest months in Empire are June and July, when temperatures reach 88 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -9 ˚F. The wettest month in Empire is December with 5.25 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 0.76 inches of rain.

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