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Old 10-11-2016, 04:33 PM   #21
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Just a note: Michigan State Parks accept reservations 6 months in advance. If you desire to go to a highly popular campground (like those on Lake Michigan, which are awesome) you may need to reserve as early as 8 am at the 6 months opening day.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:58 PM   #22
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Under the Radar is a great show and Tom Daldin has a lot of great places that you wouldn't think of on a tour even living here (we live in Michigan). Also, check out both "Pure Michigan" and Michigan DNR for a lot of tips of places to go. We just came back from Mackinaw and it is a great place to basecamp for northern Michigan. We stay at the Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping campground and get a place right on the lake. Using that as a jumping off point you can hit a lot of stuff from Gaylord to the Sault and Pictured Rocks. The campground has full hookups, to minimum hookups depending on what you prefer. Things are starting to wind down up there for the winter (lots of winter sports, but, many of the shops and attractions and campgrounds close), so the Forts, and a lot of attractions on the island will be closed by the end of October. They usually start up again in April and May. You should also look into the "Tunnel of Trees" along the west shore of the state from Harbor Springs to Mackinaw and plan a stop in Cross Village at the Legs Inn. Great Polish food and some really interesting artwork (as in tables and chairs for dining and other great stuff). The road is winding and narrow, so I wouldn't pull a trailer through there that is more than 24 ft. or so, but, it is a beautiful drive. If you have a day or two to spend, try the trip to Wisconsin on the Badger out of Ludington. It is fairly expensive to bring the vehicles along, but, if you have the day, you can go over in the morning and come back in the evening. There is also the city life in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Royal Oak, and areas around southeastern Michigan. Watch the giant 1,000 foot lake freighters go right by your campsite in Algonac State Park with Canada in the background. So much to do, so many places to eat! Enjoy our state, it is very versatile and unique.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:21 AM   #23
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You will also need to buy a Pass/Permit,for State Park use from Michigan,this is Not included in your Camping Site fee! Youroo!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:31 AM   #24
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If you live in Michigan you can add the State Park Pass to your lic plate for $9 a year,,, Best $9 we ever spent !!!
If you have time and are any where near Detroit the Henry Ford is a MUST,, The Museum & Greenfield Village are Great,,, plan about a day foe each,,, you can also tour the Rouge Plant,,, where they build the F-150 !!! Camp Dearborn is a Great RV park,,, but is about 45 to 1 hour away in Milford MI !!! Greenfield RV park is closer,,, you can get discount vouchers @ either park !!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:11 AM   #25
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Sterling state park in monroe is a nice park with paved roads and pads. They have a nice bike /walk path that will take you to one of the newest national park (raisin river battlefield ). The park is right on the shore of Lake Erie, great fishing here.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:33 AM   #26
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Joining in on this thread as a Michigan loop next summer is on our radar. How is Rt 23 on the east side, we tow a 42' 5th wheel with a full size Kenworth but have a Smart for sightseeing, any info is great. Looking at our first stop to be a Thousand Trails park near St. Clair, Port Huron area.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:41 PM   #27
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Rt.23 is great once you get past Saginaw and follow along the east, but if you're going to st clare/port Huron area, you're probably want Rt 25 which is nice. The best way to get through Detroit would be i-75 to i-275 to i-94. The rouge river bridge is always tore up it seems.
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M23 is fine from Ann Arbor North East to I96 !!!
I saw parts of 5 were closed ???
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