Empire, Michigan -Day 28
Empire Bluff Trail
This morning we drove to the Empire Bluffs trailhead and hiked 1.5 miles roundtrip to see another beautiful view of Lake Michigan from a high bluff.
Most of the trail was a wide path through a poplar forest, but towards the bluff a boardwalk was added to the trail.
A beautiful view of Lake Michigan from the top
Indigo Bluffs RV Park
When we got back from our first hike of the day and ate lunch, I did the laundry while Ben and Tom went to the pool. The water was much too cold for Tom and me, but Ben swam a little. We walked through the resort several different times in the afternoon and evening because the resort was nicely shaded and the weather was a perfect 70 degrees with blue skies. This park is very unique in that it is divided into two sides: Our side of the park was very shaded and had concrete patios. The other side has stamped concrete spots with beautiful landscaping and a pond with slight waterfall. We talked to a person who rents one of the resort sites for 6 months a year and then stays in St. Augustine for the other 6 months. He pays $6100 (or only $35 a night) to spend 6 months here. If we ever decide to stay in one place for very long, this would be the place!
- We have driven a total of 3,486 miles: 2391 in Big Hat and 1,095 in the car.
- We hiked 5.03 miles today for a total of 128.28 miles
- Our campsite was $70.50 per night at Indigo Bluffs. Total is 1,049 or an average of $37.46 per night
- We did not buy any gas today, but have spent a total of $647 on gas so far.