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Kayaking on Lake Michigan can be a fun and challenging adventure.
The Visitors Center in Empire can provide you with helpful tips and information on your visit to the park.

The Dune Climb can be thrilling (and strenuous).
A view of the Dune Climb from near the parking lot.

A view from near the top of the Dune Climb.
More climbers.

The Dune Climb area in January.
You can rent a canoe, kayak, tube, or raft at Riverside Canoe Trips, which is located near the Platte River. The store offers gasoline also, but you can't get gas here during the winter.

The path to the Esch Road Beach.
Esch Road Beach can be a quiet place to play in the sand.

Watching the waves roll in on Lake Michigan at Esch Road Beach.
View to the north from the path to Esch Road Beach.

Small icebergs on the surface of Lake Michigan.
Glen Haven General Store.

Sign for the Maritime Museum.
The original Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station, which is now the Maritime Museum.

View of Lake Michigan in early January from near the Maritime Museum.
Another view of Lake Michigan.


Lake Michigan Beach and Park in Empire is also a great place to go for a swim.
Going for a dip in Lake Michigan.

Playground next to South Bar Lake at Lake Michigan Beach Park.
Another playground at Empire's Lake Michigan Beach.

A public dock at South Bar Lake.
Some of downtown Empire.

Another view of Empire.
A gas station is on the corner of M-72 and M-22 in Empire.

Robert H. Manning Memorial Lighthouse is located at the northern edge of Lake Michigan Beach.
A view of the lighthouse in early January.

Icebergs on the shore of Lake Michigan Beach in early January
Another view from Lake Michigan Beach in the winter.


Driving north on M-109.


Walking on the beach near Point Betsie Lighthouse.
Point Betsie Lighthouse.


The clear, blue water of Lake Michigan in front of Point Betsie Lighthouse.


Anderson's IGA in Glen Arbor is a spot to get groceries.
Another spot in Glen Arbor.

Glen Arbor in early January.
Another view of Glen Arbor.

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