Empire Outdoors is all about getting outside and enjoying Northern Michigan.

Here at Empire Outdoors you will find fishing gear that is around 90% American Made.  Extensive time and effort has been made to provide some of the best LOCAL (i.e, Traverse City area) tackle and fishing gear manufacturer’s products.

The live bait will be supplied by Buc’s and kept alive by the new Aqualogic bait tank.

Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan is provided.  If you have never been fishing on Lake Michigan, it is a must.  This is always great to get away from the daily chores, see the Dunes from a new prospective, and of course catch some great fighting fish.

For the spring, summer, and fall Empire Outdoors will rent bikes.  With the beautiful Heritage Trail coming into Empire, a bike ride is a must.

Empire Outdoors is proud to carry Marmot and Storm Tech outdoor gear.  Both manufactures have some of the best all weather gear on the market.

Empire Outdoors will also carry STRIKER, a floatable snow pant and jacket for the ice fisherman.  A few kids sizes will also be available.

With being located in the middle of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, one of a kind T-shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, and Sweat Shirts, can be purchased.

One of our suppliers for shirts is a Grand Haven Native, MARUSHKA.  This company prints outstanding art that is relevant to the West Side of Michigan.

For the warmer days of summer, we offer an assortment of inflatables, towels, umbrellas and toys for the beach.

Last but not least, is the protection for your eyes.  Empire Outdoors carries Maui Jim sunglasses that just won an award for the only sunglasses to be 100% UV precedent.

Please come in and see us at Empire Outdoors.

Empire Outdoors
11690 S. Lacore St.
Empire, MI 49630


231-326-5433