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Old 02-03-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Michigan this summer

Planning a trip from Texas to Michigan this summer in a 5th wheel. Any recommendations as to time and areas is appreciated.


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Old 02-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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We will be going up for 10 nights around the 4th of July. Staying in Michigan State Parks the entire trip. They have a six month reservation window and from what I'm told (and experienced) sites go fast. The state has a great website for the reservations and is easy to use once you set up your profile. We are waterfront on three different Great Lakes so they are prime sites and go fast. Good Luck with your trip.
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Are you going in Upper or Lower Michigan?
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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Hi Jeremy,

We will actually do both. We will travel from Missouri to Porcupine Mountains State Park on Lake Superior for 4 nights to start in the UP. Then we move to Wilderness State Park on Lake Michigan near Mackinac Bridge just into the lower portion for 3 nights. And finally we will move across state to Lake Huron and will be at Harrisville State Park for 3 more nights. We are meeting up with a fellow FROG from the forum for that portion of the trip. We are really excited about this trip and July won't get here fast enough.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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Randy,

We will actually be up in the UP starting the weekend after the 4th of July, I think that is the 11th or so. We pull our trailer to Indian Lake State Park in Manistique, Michigan. Beautiful inland lake that provides many sites right along the water.

I hope you have a great time in the UP. It is beautiful country up there! Hike as much as you can, and keep your eyes open for great picture opportunities while you are driving. There will be plenty!
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:54 PM   #6
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We really like Michigan particularly the UP. Only bad part is fuel cost. We've stayed at many state parks, including Porcupine Mountain, but our favorite is Tahquamenon Falls. Oh, and bring your bug spray or the marsh Hawks (mosquitoes) will eat you alive.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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We live in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area, when you are at Wilderness you should drive down the tunnel of trees into Harbor Springs then cruise over to Petoskey, go shopping downtown, grab some ice cream from Kilwins and watch the sunset over bay view. We plan on camping up at Wilderness first when the snow melts and can not wait.

Shoot me a message if you have any other questions about the area, if you want I can grab some of the brochures at the area visitor center about attractions and mail them out to you.

And yes, bring bug spray.
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go up the coast on the west side of the state
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We plan to go to UP and spend several days then on to ND and Montana. We plan to be gone for about a month this trip and are flexible as far as time. Is it so that we need to plan our stays in advance?


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We plan to go to UP and spend several days then on to ND and Montana. We plan to be gone for about a month this trip and are flexible as far as time. Is it so that we need to plan our stays in advance?


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Yes. Most parks fill up fast or have limited amenities such as the number of sites with electric and sewer (if necessary). And, if you have a larger rig those spots can be limited as well.
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