Michigan's bike trails await. Discover the best bike paths near Empire, MI.

Is there a place that we should know about? Share it with us so your neighbors can learn about it too!

Submit a Place

Subscribe for future Step Outside News!

More Hiking Features

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
Read More >>>

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Did you know that 20 percent of Michigan's forested land is state forest? Throw in the assortment of non-forest state parks and you've got a recipe…
Read More >>>

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Michigan

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Michigan
Michigan is tops when it comes to stunning fall foliage. When the leaves start to change and float to the ground from the tree branches, the best way…
Read More >>>

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
Read More >>>

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
Read More >>>

5 Energizing Hikes in Michigan

5 Energizing Hikes in Michigan
When the beginner hike is too easy, it’s time to try a new challenge. Don't worry, Michigan's got you covered. There are more…
Read More >>>

Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area

Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area
To truly appreciate the nature that surrounds you, immersing yourself in a state park or national forest is the way to go. From its giant shimmering…
Read More >>>

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Michigan

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Michigan
Hiking is both wonderful exercise and great adventure. And what’s better than that? Michigan offers a host of opportunities for hiking, but as…
Read More >>>

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Michigan

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Michigan
Michigan is known for its beautiful natural spaces and abundant wildlife. Make the most out of your next trek through Michigan wilderness by bringing…
Read More >>>

5 Great Hiking Trails in Michigan

5 Great Hiking Trails in Michigan
Michigan is a state packed full to the brim with natural beauty, from the bottom of the mitten to the northernmost peak of the Upper Peninsula.…
Read More >>>

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Michigan

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Michigan
Michigan's state motto is, in the original Latin, "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice." Translated to English this means, "If you seek a…
Read More >>>

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
Read More >>>

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
Read More >>>

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
Read More >>>

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps
Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
Read More >>>

Events Near Empire MI

Jingle Bell Run

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 5:00pm
The Workshop Brewing Company
Traverse City, MI
Read More »

Grass River Shiver 5k/10k Snowshoe Race

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:00am
Grass River Natural Area
Bellaire, MI
Read More »

Bigfoot 5k and 10k Snowshoe Race

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 at 9:00am
Timber Ridge Resort
Traverse City, MI
Read More »

Little River Casino Gun and Knife Show

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 at 9:00am
Little River Casino
Manistee, MI
Read More »

Boardman River Chapter,MI

Boardman River Chapter,MI
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 at 5:30pm
Williamsburg, MI
Read More »

Tri-County Longbeards, MI

Tri-County Longbeards, MI
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:30pm
Thompsonville, MI
Read More »

Sunset Shoreline Strutters Banquet, MI

Sunset Shoreline Strutters Banquet, MI
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:30pm
Manistee, MI
Read More »