Standing sentinel along Michigan’s extraordinary 3,200 miles of fresh water coastline, Michigan’s more than 120 lighthouses not only guide vessels safely through the majestic Great Lakes, they also offer a glimpse into our state’s unique and storied nautical history. As you put together your road trip itinerary this season, be sure to include stops at …
Join our happy throng of worker elves this holiday season. It’s not the North Pole … it’s better! It’s Cherry Republic, and we are hiring for the holidays. We pay a minimum of $10/hour. Day, night, and weekend shifts are available. Please let us know if you need housing.
If you enjoy talking with people, making […]
Millions of people visit northern Michigan on vacation and business; everyone has a great story to tell friends, family and co-workers. Northern Michigan really tells its’ own tale to each person uniquely.
Recently we had a group of food bloggers visit Traverse City for a business retreat coined “Sharing By The Shore” mixing business with pleasure. […]
The sleeping bears seen in the clouds ushered in a peaceful sunset after the shear storm Sunday August 2nd
Trucks full of new power poles were coming into Glen Arbor as crews worked for 108 hours straight to return power to the community last week.
This oak tree now stands alone at the top […]
Ahhh, the Great Hall is so peaceful this Wednesday morning while all that Christmas rush is happening in other parts of Cherry Republic.
A brief thaw over the last week had us wondering if we’d miss out on a white Christmas this year. The snow melted, and even the ice on Little Glen – which […]
Breaking trail for the Bay to Bay Hiking and Kayaking Trail. Here Bob and the team hike through the dunes in Platte Bay with Empire Bluffs and Sleeping Bear Point in the distance.
It’s an epic hike. From south to north across the entire Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, hiking the Bay to Bay Trail […]
Just one of many amazing Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore views that we will enjoy during the hike.
A new hiking trail is coming to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It’s called the Bay to Bay Trail, and it will run the length of the park, from Platte Bay at the south end to […]
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has long been renowned for its beauty. Spectacular views of the dunes, rolling hills, inland lakes, and of course Lake Michigan are everywhere.
Until recently, soaking in this gorgeous landscape was most easily accomplished by car. A short drive to one of the scenic overlooks or along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive would have […]
From left to right, Bob Sutherland (CEO), Al Skiver (Builder), Todd Ciolek (COO) and Roni Hazelton (Director of DFC Operations) plant their shovels in the ground and move the first piles of dirt, officially beginning construction in Empire.
On Friday, May 23, Cherry Republic broke ground on our new cherry factory in Empire. Located behind our […]
Just one of the many breathtaking vistas to be found on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and then over the dunes and out […]