Springtime brings excitement to re-discover the outdoors. From hiking through the Sleeping Bear Dunes to surfing on Lake Michigan, Empire is the destination that has it all. Make a day of it by stopping at one of our local eateries on your way out of town.
Crystal River Outfitters (Glen Arbor) | Opening for the season
Canoe and kayak rentals will once again be available seven days a week starting May 12th.
The Cyclery (Glen Arbor) | Opening for the season
Opens May 10th for bike rentals and repairs seven days a week for the summer.
Dune’s Gold Club | Golf Leagues
Thursday Men’s League will start May 17, provided all the snow has melted off the fairways. League rules available online.
sbd Tours | Weekend Hikes
Guided Wildflower Hikes in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes! Springtime offers a chance to find out what’s doing the blooming so bring a friend and enjoy a guided hike. Bring your camera and your binoculars. Hikes are rain or shine.
Hikes run May 5 – 27 | Tickets Available
Sleeping Bear Dunes Surf & Kayak | Classes & Lessons
Classes and lessons are held at the Empire Public Beach and will begin next month, in June. There are also two camps available later in the summer.