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Old 06-01-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Camping around Greenfield village in MI

Planning a trip to Greenfield Village / Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI with a day trip to Frankenmuth,MI. the second week in July. Looking for suggestions for camping. We plan on being out a week so need a place with full hookups. We found Lord Willing and Wayne County Fairground on the internet. Has anyone had any experience with either of these campgrounds or any other campgrounds in the area? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed D

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Old 06-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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Ed, we stayed at the Wayne County Fairground two years ago when we stopped at the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village both going to and returning from Niagara Falls two years ago. It worked out fine for us. Nothing fancy about it, you're parked on grass, and I can't remember now if we had a sewer or not. It's just off of the interstate, but there was no traffic noise whatsoever. As I recall it's about ten miles -- a very easy trip -- to the Henry Ford / Greenfield Village.


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Old 06-03-2015, 07:43 AM   #3
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Harbortown RV Resort - Monroe, MI

Definitely nicer than camp lord willing
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Harbortown is definitely a nice campground...we have been there many times. But, it will add another 30 to 45 minutes to your drive time to Frankenmouth.

You might want to switch those two destinations around, i.e. camp in Birch Run or Frankenmouth and make the day trip to Greenfield Village. If you do that there are two really good campgrounds in that area. In Birch Run there is Pine Ridge. This is a quiet, heavily treed campground with virtually no recreational facilities. Just quiet. Joy and I are going there this weekend. At the other extreme there is a Yogi Bear campground in Frankenmouth. I'm told that is very good also. Very family oriented.

BTW, the drive time from Dearborn to Frankenmouth is about 2.5 hours.

You'll not regret your trip to Greenfield Village, either.
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We stayed at Detroit Greenfield RV Park when we went to Greenfield Village. Not bad and the location was pretty close to the museum. We spent 2 days there and wished we had 2 more. Other than the Smithsonian, I'm sure you'll find a better collection of American history. And the F-150 assembly plant tour was also really cool.

The museum has a page on their website for accommodations and packages for hotels, and they also include a couple of campground options. Not sure if the "package" really saves any money or not, but worth checking out.

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