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Old 07-10-2016, 03:56 PM   #21
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You did a very nice job reviewing your trip for us , Thanks ! (pictures would be cool )

If you do plan on coming back to Michigan please give the Michigan State Parks a try , and if you get close to White Fish Point spend a few days at Tahquamenon Falls . You won't be sorry .
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:16 PM   #22
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The eclectic restaurant in Sault Staint Marie is appropriately called Antlers. Another good restaurant there is Karl's Cuisine which has views of the freighters going through the locks. We stayed at the Mackinaw City Mill Creek campground in early June during the week of the lilac festival on Mackinac Island. The campground store had discount tickets for the Star Line ferry to the island and had a shuttle that picked up in the campground with a trailer to put bikes. We took the 9:00 am ferry which goes under the bridge for photo ops. We are headed to the UP tomorrow with campground reservations in Munising (Pictued Rocks), Copper Harbor, and Indian Lake.
Welcome to the U.P. of Michigan, home of the Yoopers! The Keweenaw (Copper Country) is home to copper miners from 1900's and all the little towns were mining locations where the miners lived and worked. Calumet is now part of a National Park that the population was over 100,000 in 1900.
I have a favorite circle tour that starts at US 41 in Hancock, thru Calumet, turn on M26 at Phoenix, follow the lake shore till the turn off to Brockway Mt. Drive, and to Copper Harbor. Copper Harbor has shops, motels, and restaurants to spend time at for the afternoon. Heading back south, take US 41 thru the covered road till the Lac LaBelle turn off and follow the county road into Gay, Mi. the home of the GAY BAR. Then to M26 Lake Linden and back to Hancock. Along the way are a couple of under ground mine tours, The Calumet Theater (built before 1900), old copper mines locations, Fort Wilkins built in 1846, the Keweenaw Lodge built by the WPA, light houses, Mt. Bohemia ski hill, and towns built around the 1900's. I may even take a ride to the fort for a couple of days this next week or so.
If you need more info, I'm a mile south of Chassell on US41 with the Wildcat in the yard.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:41 PM   #23
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Great write up. We love northern Michigan! We have stayed at Mill Creek in Mackinaw twice and have reservations there again next month.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:48 PM   #24
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Mackinaw Mill Creek is were the Coachmen Owners Association rally is the end of this month.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:08 PM   #25
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Do like most of the other campers do and bring a cord of wood to burn in a 5 night stay. Burn fires 24/7 and by the third day the ashes will be up to the rim of the fire ring. Being sarcastic. I burn wood for heat I cut split and stack wood for weeks to burn in the Michigan winters. I see "campers" burn enough wood in a week that I could burn in my Hearthstone for a month.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #26
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Do like most of the other campers do and bring a cord of wood to burn in a 5 night stay. Burn fires 24/7 and by the third day the ashes will be up to the rim of the fire ring. Being sarcastic. I burn wood for heat I cut split and stack wood for weeks to burn in the Michigan winters. I see "campers" burn enough wood in a week that I could burn in my Hearthstone for a month.
I've seen where fire wood from out of state is not allowed? Later RJD
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A great review....my wife and I have been to Mackinaw area about 25 years in a row......and going back this year....have only had our trailer there twice....this year will be the third time....always stay at Mill Creek Campground....even the small sites are big and not crowded....great park with excellent views and good staff....we love Mackinaw City...always friendly and accomodating people everywhere....Mackinac Island is fantastic and we find it beautiful every time we go there....if you can, do not miss this piece of the world....you won't find a prettier place....
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I have been wanting to make this trip but have one question. I have a couple weeks in August that I could schedule assuming that there is availability in the campground. I also have read on this forum that there are certain times of the year that there are a lot of black flies in the area. Would August be a great time to make this trip?
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:17 PM   #29
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We are in Wilderness State Park right now! Rate is $29 per night/30-amp electric. Site #66 and the view from window. Click image for larger version

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I've seen where fire wood from out of state is not allowed? Later RJD
Not sure about that but you could not bring wood from the lower part of the state to the UP.. They had a dump station before the bridge to drop it off. Campers were there at night scalping.

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You did a very nice job reviewing your trip for us , Thanks ! (pictures would be cool )

If you do plan on coming back to Michigan please give the Michigan State Parks a try , and if you get close to White Fish Point spend a few days at Tahquamenon Falls . You won't be sorry .
I would have loved to have visited the falls for some nice photos but the DW and DD were not in the mood... Maybe next time I will head over on my own.

A few pics... I have literally hundreds but a small tasting.. They are in an album with a description of what you are looking at (for most) if clicked.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskzCdUkA


We did try the Pasty's which were good. We did not see any black flies but there were plenty of mosquitoes.
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