North Bar Lake - Under the Radar Michigan

North Bar Lake - Under the Radar Michigan

Just north of the city of Empire, North Bar Lake has an incredible sand bottom blue lagoon that is surrounded by beautiful sand dunes. The best part is that its connected to Lake Michigan.


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Empire is located on Lake Michigan in Northwest Michigan. With its soaring bluffs and breathtaking views, it's like no other! It is the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore where you'll find helpful rangers who can help you find out all there is to know about the formation of the dunes as well as point you in the right direction for hiking trails, beaches and scenic drives. The Empire Area Museum is a fantastic spot to spend a rainy day, be sure to check out the one room schoolhouse!