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“Our grandkids favorite beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Michigan Beach Park

Lake Michigan Beach Park
Lake Michigan Drive, Empire, MI
866-256-9711
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Our grandkids favorite beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Empire beach is really two beaches--- a wide Lake Michigan Beach and a beach on Bar Lake. The kids can jump thru the Lake Michigan waves, but it is too cold and wavy for the younger ones.. Bar lake is warmer and calmer and easy for parents to keep a lookout. Both beaches have playgrounds. The Lake Michigan playground has enough activities to keep kids happy for hours. After a busy day on the beach, it is fun to walk into the village and have an ice cream cone at Tiffany's.

Visited August 2012
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Easy access”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

You don't have to do a lot of hiking to enjoy Lake Michigan and the same lovely sand at this spot. There is a lot of parking, but I've seen it full many times in the summer. There is playground equipment, etc for the kids, restrooms. South Bar Lake has a little ramp here. I think trolling motors only are allowed on it and, truthfully a canoe or rowboat would be most enjoyable on it. There are fish in it and would be a safe quiet spot to take little ones fishing by boat. It is also walkable to the shops in Empire. Empire has a grocery where you can stock up for a picnic.

Visited September 2012
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ETNA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The scenery was just awesome. the park was so comfortable and pleasant to visit. It will be a must stop to place on future trips.

Visited September 2012
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Akron, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pleasent suprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This beach left me speechless, it was clean, the people where friendly , it was organized. I would return just for the beach!

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beaches are great in Empire and Glen Arbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Safe water and soft sandy lake bottoms. . There is play equipment for children and bathroom facilities nearby

Visited August 2012
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