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“Remarkable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Empire Bluff Trail

Empire Bluff Trail
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Empire
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking trail is rated moderate in skill level.
Algonquin, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Remarkable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

The family and I loved this place. Great for hiking and picnicing. Get away from the city for a while. Just go there, and you'll know why it is so amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Short, easy hike leads up to spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Definitely worth the trip. There were a few para-gliders taking flight the day we made the trip...awesome to see them leap off the bluff. We took our 2 dogs as well with no problems.

Visited September 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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119 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Short, but nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

This short hike took us up and down a few relatively easy hills through the woods before arriving at a boardwalk on the bluff along Lake Michigan. It only takes about 20 minutes to get from the trailhead to the boardwalk. About halfway through the trail, there was an overlook with a nice view of the Lake Michigan shoreline and another small lake. Take your camera if you enjoy taking pictures. There is an outhouse at the trailhead. It was pretty clean and hand sanitizer was available.

Visited August 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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224 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Quite the view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This is a great place to see wildlife. We always see deer, piliated woodpeckers, and other creatures on this walk. You get a great view of the Empire beach, Manitou Islands, and Platte River.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Stunning Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

It is a pretty easy hike. The trail is markered and easy to follow. We took a 5 year old who had no problem. The views at the end are amazing! Well worth the trip from Glen Arbor.

Visited August 2012
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