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  • 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...

  • The Great Bay to Bay Trail-Breaking

    A new hiking trail is coming to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's called the Bay to Bay Trail, and it will run the length of the park, from Platte Bay at the south end to Good Harbor Bay at the north end. We're trying to raise money to help it happen! Read more...

  • Summer Photo Challenge Round Three

    The final round of our Summer Photo Challenge has wrapped up. As in the Rounds One and Two, we received a ton of great photos. From stunning up north scenery to those simple and delightful family moments, the entries beautifully captured the joy of Life, Liberty, Beaches, and Pie. Read more...

  • Bob's Trip to Iceland

    Iceland was incredible. It's such a beautiful place and Steph and I were thrilled to be able to bring the boys to this remarkable country. Here are some of the photos of a great vacation. Read more...

  • Summer Photo Challenge Round Two

    We received so many submissions for Round Two of our Summer Photo Challenge it took us a little longer to sift through them all. With so many worthy submissions, picking a winner was predictably hard. But here it is, along with some of the other submissions. Read more...

  • Introducing Montmorency Preserves Nouveau

    We're always trying to capture the flavor of cherries picked fresh from the tree, but the flavors come no fresher than our Montmorency Cherry Preserves Nouveau. Fruit that was hanging on the trees in the orchard on Monday was sitting in still warm jars on Wednesday. Needless to say, these delicious preserves are flying off the shelves. Read more...

  • A Magical 25th Anniversary Weekend

    It was a fantastic 25th anniversary celebration. We can’t believe all the people that came out to share the momentous weekend with us. Here is a personal recap of the weekend from our President, who’s been here from the beginning. Read more...

  • Summer Fun Around Cherry Republic

    Like summer, cherries are all about having fun. That's why we lovingly refer to them as our "ruby red morsels of joy." If you happen to visit our headquarters in Glen Arbor, you'll likely find a fun cherry-themed event being held like a fresh cherry pick, pit spit and pie eating competitions, and cherry stomps. Read more...