Saturday, May 24, 2014

Suggestions for Michigan

Clinton, MI


Well, we've decided to change our minds again and head toward Michigan and the Upper Peninsula after our current stay.


We've only been to Michigan (the Manistee area) a few years ago and enjoyed the area.  We'd like to ask for suggestions from our blog readers on places to see and campgrounds to stay while in Michigan and the UP area.


Please help us out by given your suggestions in the "Comments" section at the end of this blog.


ALL of your suggestions will be considered and explored.




Thanks for taking a look!.......and helping us with our planning!

22 comments:

  1. We haven't visited Michigan by RV yet. One of these days. But years ago visited the Henry Ford Museum and Deerfield Village. Well worth it.

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    1. Thanks Phyllis. That one is on our list.

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    3. Sorry Dan, I accidentally deleted your comment, but here it is again.
      "I am sure you will get a lot of suggestions. But here are a few of my favorites. Starting at the bridge.
      Mackinaw City (Eat at Darrow's Rest.)
      Mackinac Island (Hire your own carriage)
      Mackinac Bridge (Worked as a laborer during construction)
      Soo Locks (Sault Ste.Marie)
      Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
      Houghton (Home of Mich. Technological Univ.)
      They have a very nice city campground.
      Copper Harbor
      While in the UP be sure to have a Pasty.
      If you make it over to Wisconsin, visit Bayfield.
      The UP has many small towns that welcome visitors. Take your time and enjoy.
      Dan "

      Thanks Dan. Lots of good ideas for further study.

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  2. I'm interested in what your readers recommend, too. We've never been to Michigan.

    Great site in your header picture!

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    1. A little "Paint Shop Pro" does wonders. Come on Paul, I was looking for recommendations from you.

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  3. Although the Henry Ford Museum is world class, it is on the east side of the state, away from where you are, and there won't be a great amount of stuff from there on your journey to the UP.

    I would go up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, catching Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Rapids (Gerald Ford Museum, West Michigan Tigers), Ludington, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City (ncluding bay and Leelanau), Charlevoix, Petosky, Mackinaw Island (state park in St Ignace for camping), Sault Ste Marie (cheap camping at casino), Tahquamenon Falls, Munising (Pictured Rocks), Marquette (city parks in both of those), then up to Houghton and the Keewenaw (McClain State Park on Superior is great camping).

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    1. Wow. Now that's a lot of homework for me. Thanks guys!

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  4. You might consider the Motown Museum while near Detroit. It is still one of my all time favorites. Also, if you are near Grand Rapids,

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  5. If you get to Grand Rapids, the Gerald Ford museum and the Meijer Gardens were great. Macinack Island is another great one and you might want to take your bikes for a ride around the island.

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    1. Randy we were thinking of taking the bikes over to Mackinac Island already. Are the roads hard surfaced to be able to take true "road" bikes, or would a hybrid or mountain bike be better?

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  6. Hello, I follow your blog and live in the great state of Michigan.
    The BooneDocks covered many of the place you should research..but I will add a few also.
    If you are near Ludington, check out Silver Lake..take the dune ride. Loads of fun and very pretty!
    If you are in the bay side/thumb region. We love Tawas City..http://tawas.com/

    While in that area Frankenmuth is a step back in time http://www.frankenmuth.org/

    While in the UP check out Fayette...the views take my breath away.. http://fayettemichigan.com/

    Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mtns region is stunning also.

    Enjoy Michigan...and thank for the wonderful blog.

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    1. Arress thanks for lots of good ideas. We stayed in the Frankenmuth area a couple of years ago during a fifth wheel owner's rally we attended and like it very much. I will research some of the other suggestions you mentioned.

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  7. The roads are paved on Mackinaw Island. The road around the perimeter of the island is fun and popular -- do it early before everyone else gets there. There is a small charge to take bikes over on the ferry.

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  8. Your itinerary is on our list so I'll look forward to hearing about your trip.

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  9. Traverse City has a nice state park. Petosky has a state park also and you can hunt for the elusive petosky stones. We also stayed at the either North or South Haven state Park, right on the lake. All were great places. He ? Haven park was the most crowded with the rigs very closed to one another, but the beach and light house made up for it.

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  10. We took that trip several years ago & we bought the state park pass. Even though it is good for a year, we saved on the entrance fees & it more than paid for itself after just a few uses. The state parks are all really nice & we didn't have to make any reservations if we arrived early enough before a weekend. If you want to relax & get away from everything, that is the place to go!

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    1. Carol what size rig were you in during that trip?

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    1. Thanks Debbie. We'd like to kayak in a few spots while up there.

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  12. Check out hunts guide to the upper peninsula... just google it. Good reference.

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  13. If you head up the west side of the state there are some great state parks and towns. We love wilderness state park 10-12 miles west of mackinaw city.

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