Empire Bluff Trail

The Empire Bluff trail leads walkers on a 1.5 mile round trip hike up to the bluff looking out over Lake Michigan and towards South Bar Lake. When the weather is clear you can see South Manitou Island.

To get more information on the Empire Bluff, you can visit the National Parks Service site here.

Cool things to do: look out for the 6 numbered posts and read in the trail map brochure about that area, make sure to look for old farming equipment from the early settlements, give yourself enough time either before of after your hike to stop in the village of Empire and enjoy a nice refreshing drink and a look around the town.

DO NOT DESCEND THE BLUFF – It looks like fun, but in order to protect the bluff from erosion it is best to stay at the top (and it is really, really, really hard to get back up).