There’s something special about staying in a Yurt. It’s a unique experience that most Michiganders have yet to discover. Our first experience with one was at Teddy Lake in Michigan’s Craig Lake State Park.
The Teddy Lake Yurt is available year-round, which is one of the reasons why we selected it. In the winter, it requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle to reach the parking area where a short hike is required to reach the Yurt. This adds to the remote, peaceful environment.
Furnished with enough bunk beds to sleep four people, the Yurt is an excellent option for small groups who want to get lost in a “winter wonderland.” The wood stove provides heat but also works well for cooking. There is a stockpile of wood available that has been sheltered from the snow.
For $65 a night, plus the cost of a Recreational Pass if you don’t have one, this was an amazing opportunity. I imagine it’s quite pleasant in the summer as well with a canoe provided for paddling around Teddy Lake.
To experience your yurt get-a-way, visit Michigan State Park & Habor Reservations
Mulligan Falls is one of those remote, wild waterfalls that has no easy access point. There are no established trails through the overgrown banks, not even a game path. But at 40 feet in height and with multiple drops, all different from the last, the incentive is too good to pass up.
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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Is there a particular person that you are struggling with coming up with ideas? Fear not! If this person is an outdoor enthusiast, here are some unique and practical ideas to help them in their camping and hiking adventures.
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Finding a great place to hike when you live in Mid-Michigan can be challenging. The terrain is pretty flat and there is city everywhere but places like Lake Lansing Park North provide a break in the mundane.
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Marquette County is a waterfall explorer’s dream. With all different types and sizes, we never know what we might run across. Morgan Falls and Carp River Falls are two that offered us plenty of surprises.
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With 3,200 miles of shoreline, it’s no wonder why Michigan claims more lighthouses than any other state in the country. Point Betsie is one of the most unique and arguably the most beautiful of them all.
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Located in Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pyramid Point is a moderate hike with a couple of stunning view of Lake Michigan, beech and maple forests, fields, and a pine plantation.
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Upon approach, the McCormick Wilderness trailhead looks like any other. However, before embarking on your hike, you must leave detailed information about where you are going, how long you will be there, and your emergency contact information.
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It is well known by now that we love everything about Slate River. From its towering slate walls to it’s unique, rugged river bed. With Slate River, there is always something special around the bend.
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It’s been nearly two years since we compiled our list of our favorite Michigan Waterfalls. While we still have not seen all 272, we have crossed a dozen or so more off of our list and thought it was about time we update our list.
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