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The outdoors, some may argue, is best experienced while camping! We've picked three sites that are a must visit in Northern Michigan. Let us know if you've been to any and what your experience was like!
WILDERNESS STATE PARK
Mackinaw City, Michigan
Wilderness State Park offers some of the best views in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. The white sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see and the water is perfect for swimming. This campground offers multiple camp sites right on the lake, so you can wake up and lake! There are numerous hiking/biking trails at the park that go for miles. A short drive from Mackinaw City or to the quant town of Cross Village where the historic Legs Inn restaurant is for a night away. A hidden treasure that is about a mile west of the park is a small party store that serves fresh made doughnuts every morning. Ride your bike from the park and enjoy the best doughnut in the north!
Images credit: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=509&type=SPRK
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES
Another gorgeous scenery site in the lower peninsula of Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is located just south of Traverse City. This site is open year round and offers many different types of sites, (RV, tent, walk-in sites and group sites). There is something for everyone here. Hike the dunes one day, and enjoy Fishtown the next. This location really has it all. Sites here go quickly, so if you are looking for a summer escape, book early.
Images credit: www.leelanau.com and www.nps.gov/slbe
TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK
One of the best the upper peninsula of Michigan has to offer. Tahquamenon Falls is a Michigan Must See and what better way to do that, than to camp! The falls feature both a lower and upper falls lookout, giving you a lot of site seeing in a day. The park itself has many trails but also includes it's own brewery on site! If you love fishing, this is a perfect spot for you. This site features both electricity units and non-electricity units for a more rustic and classic take on camping. Whichever you choose, it will not disappoint - you are in Paradise remember!