As we have been driving back and forth between our Glen Arbor HQ and our Empire Warehouse fulfilling orders, our staff has been driving by perfect ice on Little Glen Lake. The ice has been smooth as glass and hard as diamonds across the entire lake. We knew it wouldn’t be thick, but we thought […]
The breathtaking Islands Lookout on Alligator Hill affords a spectacular view of Sleeping Bear Bay, the Manitou Islands, and South Fox Island.
Alligator Hill is an often overlooked jewel in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Its nine miles of hiking trails loop their way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in northern Michigan.
Located smack […]
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 […]
Each day, we strive to live and work by our motto Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie. It means something special to each and every person so we set out to capture its essence in a Summer Photo Challenge.
Does your definition include crystal blue water and an endless sand beach? Maybe it’s a golden sunset. Maybe it’s […]
Local Fourth of July fireworks display over Glen Lake, 2013.
The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends all summer in northern Michigan. Visitors from around the country flood the soft beaches, crystal blue waters, and energized towns to enjoy true American freedom.
All those people can be a great amount of fun […]
The Cherry Republic crew doling out cherry treats at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade
Celebrate our great nation breaking the shackles of British colonialism at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade. A favorite summer event with both the locals and the vacationers, the parade features classic cars, fire trucks, and an assortment of […]
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 […]
Spring, at last, is making its presence felt in the Republic. The days are noticeably longer and warmer, the snow has almost completely melted, and ice is gradually yielding to open water. Patches of grass are even turning green!
There doubtless remain a few snowy days ahead, and we can never forget the risk of frost, but the weather has turned. The […]