It’s difficult looking back at all we have experienced this year to pick some of our favorites. 2017 brought us many opportunities to explore the state that we love. Here are just a few of our favorites.
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.
If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s out of the tourist area but within driving distance to Mackinaw City, Cheboygan State Park is a great option. Located 20 minutes south of Mackinaw on historic US-23, this small but busy campground offers a variety of camping experiences for everyone.
A pleasant drive through farm country brings you to the largest waterfall in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. With it, comes a pleasant surprise.
Camping with dogs can be a challenge but also some of the best camping experiences.
We have two beagles, Brisco and Delilah, who LOVE going camping with us. If you have ever owned beagles, you know just how much they love all those new smells. Both have their own needs and we try our best to accommodate for them.
Located off of Country Road 510 between Marquette and Big Bay, Michigan is a small but beautiful little waterfall called Big Pup. Although not as impressive as it’s “big brother” down the road, Big Pup offers something magical to those who take the time to visit it, especially in the spring.
Essential oils. People are starting to discover how amazing these oils are. They can heal, treat, calm and clean pretty much anything. And though there are still dangers to using some of them and they should always be used diluted prior to use, essential oils provide us with a chemical-free way of living.
Not only does Fort Wilkins Historic State Park offer camping and day use facilities, but it also features an 1844 military outpost. If that isn’t enough, it also contains one of the first lighthouses built on Lake Superior.
There is plenty of activities to do here, including biking, fishing, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, and wildlife watching. The hiking trail, Fort Wilkins Foot Trail, is 4.0 miles long and is open to a variety form of traffic.
There are three options for camping at the historical park, including a cabin, a group use area, and a modern campground made up of 159 campsites.
Overall, this is a nice family campground but not a great option if you prefer a rustic style of camping like we do.
Located outside of Hancock on Lake Superior, McLain State Park provides a beautiful, scenic campground.
Activities at the park include fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and hiking. We spent the first part of our stay here checking out the beach and lighthouse.
Options available for camping include a Rustic Cabin for $60 per night or the modern campground for $26 or $16 per night. The campground is also pet-friendly.
One of our favorite parts of this campground was the view of Lake Superior. There were some nice high spots that overlook the lake and provide amazing views of the setting sun. It was the most peaceful evening of our trip.