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Old 01-03-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Henry Ford Museum / Harbortown RV Resort

Hey Gang,

We are planning a 3 stop trip in June and need some advice (in this order).

*Frog Event @ Evergreen Park in Ohio.
*Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI.
*Put-In-Bay - South Bass Island, Ohio

We're looking for recommendations as to where to stay near the Henry Ford Museum. We are leaning toward "Harbortown RV Resort which is about 35 minutes south of Dearborn, MI. Seems like a really nice place and since it's south of Dearborn it will make our trip over to Put-In-bay easier.

We have a Georgetown Class A with a Toad. Any suggestion would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks Much.
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While in Michigan, and if you are a Motown music lover or at least someone that listen to CKLW-AM (Detroit-Windsor) in your youth, you must try the Motown Museum in Detroit. Been there twice and took friends. Everybody loved it. Get the guided tour... the guides break out in song singing the tunes you grew up with when you see a photo or Gold record for that tune... all talented singers themselves. Tour lasts a little over an hour. Mostly pcitures and awards on the walls but the guides bring the moment to life explaining what was "happening" at that time. Stand in the studio where so many hits were recorded and where Sir Paul made a story in.
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:14 PM   #3
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While in Michigan, and if you are a Motown music lover or at least someone that listen to CKLW-AM (Detroit-Windsor) in your youth, you must try the Motown Museum in Detroit. Been there twice and took friends. Everybody loved it. Get the guided tour... the guides break out in song singing the tunes you grew up with when you see a photo or Gold record for that tune... all talented singers themselves. Tour lasts a little over an hour. Mostly pcitures and awards on the walls but the guides bring the moment to life explaining what was "happening" at that time. Stand in the studio where so many hits were recorded and where Sir Paul made a story in.
Now this sounds interesting! I'm hitting the ripe old age of 56 this year and I love listening to the oldies.. A little Doo Wop and some Motown is okay with me..

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also take the ferry boat from S. Bass to Kelly's Island and rent a golf cart to tour the island. See the glacial grooves near the campground in the state park there... use the beach in the campground. Miniature golf plus many eating and drinking establishments over there... a little more family oriented then S. Bass Island... which is nice also, but a little more party oriented.

While still on the mainland, eat at Jolly Rogers Seafood in Port Clinton for some awesome walleye or perch dinner. Works more like a fastfood... order and wait to be called to pickup your food... always good for the last 30+ years. Should be parking close by for the camper + toad.
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also take the ferry boat from S. Bass to Kelly's Island and rent a golf cart to tour the island. See the glacial grooves near the campground in the state park there... use the beach in the campground. Miniature golf plus many eating and drinking establishments over there... a little more family oriented then S. Bass Island... which is nice also, but a little more party oriented.

While still on the mainland, eat at Jolly Rogers Seafood in Port Clinton for some awesome walleye or perch dinner. Works more like a fastfood... order and wait to be called to pickup your food... always good for the last 30+ years. Should be parking close by for the camper + toad.
The Islands are kind of our thing for the last 10 years or so. Don't party like we use too, but we enjoy good food, entertainment as well as people watching. We make several trips a year to Put-In-Bay and have been to Kelly's as well as Middle Bass Island! there are a few good wineries on the Islands. A few year back we kept our boat at Marblehead and enjoyed Island Hopping!

If you like cheese, the Cheese Heaven in Port Clinton is the place to go!

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We thought Harbortown was quite nice, clean and convenient to SW Detroit area. The Ford Museum is a wonderful experience as is the adjacent Greenfield Village. Allow at least a day to take it all in. We visited last July during their Makers Faire. If you have bicycles, take them to Lake Erie Metropark just up the road and enjoy their great biking/walking trails.
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Hass Lake Campground is in Novi Michigan. One of our favorites and only about 20 min east of Dearborn.
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We thought Harbortown was quite nice, clean and convenient to SW Detroit area. The Ford Museum is a wonderful experience as is the adjacent Greenfield Village. Allow at least a day to take it all in. We visited last July during their Makers Faire. If you have bicycles, take them to Lake Erie Metropark just up the road and enjoy their great biking/walking trails.
rogo... Great information and thanks so much. We were figuring one days for the Museum and the second day for Greenfield Village (a must for my wife). Do you think two days are plenty! The Metropark sounds like a great idea for day number 3 before we head over to Put-In-Bay.

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rogo... Great information and thanks so much. We were figuring one days for the Museum and the second day for Greenfield Village (a must for my wife). Do you think two days are plenty! The Metropark sounds like a great idea for day number 3 before we head over to Put-In-Bay.

Thanks for the picture and info.
We were rushed trying to do it all in one day. Your plan sounds perfect!
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Jmsx2 You may want 3 days at Henry Ford Museum if you take n the Rouge truck factory tour. It is a very good time but takes about 4 hours or so
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