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Up North

  • The Holidays in the Republic

    A brief thaw over the last week had us wondering if we'd miss out on a white Christmas this year. The snow melted, and even the ice on Little Glen – which had been thick enough to skate on – began to break up. But last night the weather turned again, delivering strong winds, stormy skies, and a couple of inches of fluffy white snow on the ground. Read more...

  • Pick Which Charities We Donate $1,000 To

    On Saturday, December 6, each of our retail stores will be donating $1,000 to a charity. You get to vote on which one you think that should be. Read more...

  • 31 Days of Giving

    Each year, Cherry Republic gives back over $100,000 to charities in the month of December. This year, we're hoping to up that to $130,000. Read on to find out which charities will receive our support this year. Read more...

  • Hockey on Little Glen Lake

    The ice on Little Glen Lake lately has been smooth as glass and hard as diamonds across the entire lake. While it's not very thick, we thought it was time to kick off a beloved winter activity -- ice skating. So yesterday, a few of us pulled away from work early and skated in the wind-protected lee of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Read more...

  • Winter Comes Early to Northern Michigan

    Winter has returned to the Republic a little ahead of schedule this year. No sooner had the spectacularly colored leaves fallen from the trees than they were being covered by snow. Read more...

  • Dating the Dunes

    After our initial clay pot discovery in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the park service brought in a talented group of international scientists to date not only the pottery we found, but the Dunes themselves. Here is the story. Read more...

  • Kick Off the Holidays with Cherry Republic

    Hard though it may be to believe, the holidays are just around the corner! Swing by your closest Cherry Republic on Friday, November 14 from 5-9 p.m. as we kick off the season in style. Read more...

  • Fall Around the Republic

    It's hard for us to pick a favorite time of year up north in the Republic. But if you forced us to, we'd have to say "fall." It's so peaceful. But for us at Cherry Republic, fall is also the calm before a different storm. Take a tour of the beauty of fall up north and get a peek behind the scenes as Cherry Republic gears up for the holidays. Read more...

  • Hiking Beautiful Alligator Hill

    Located smack in the middle of Glen Arbor, Alligator Hill is an often overlooked jewel in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Its nine miles of hiking trails loop their way through some of the beautiful landscapes in northern Michigan. Read more...

  • Hiking the Bay to Bay Trail

    It's an epic hike. From south to north across the entire Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, hiking the Bay to Bay Trail will be an amazing experience. The trail's planned route runs from the south of the park all the way to the north and passes through much of its most stunning scenery. What an addition to the park this will make! Read more...