Great Kid Friendly Beach. Be aware of Rip Currents when waves are high. Close to the Sand Dunes. Good Grub at Joes Friendly Tavern or Empire Village Inn.
The quaint little village (about 20 minutes away) sits right on Lake Michigan and has an ice cream parlour, pub, pizzeria, and speciality chocolate shop.
Just a 10 minute drive south on M22, Empire is a cute small town with a thriving main street. Local artisans populate most store fronts, including our favorite chocolatier, The Grocer's Daughter. The town in sandwiched in by Sleeping Bear, sits alongside beautiful spans of Lake Michigan and is…